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Eastern Apicultural Society 69th Annual Short Course and Conference

- August 5, 2024 -


Aug 05, 2024 - Aug 09, 2024    
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“Think Like a Bee”

August 5 – 9, 2024

Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City, Maryland

The EAS Short Course (Monday – Wednesday) and Annual Conference (Wednesday – Friday) will be a time for Beekeepers to gain and exchange knowledge, experience laboratory workshops and apiary inspections, attend speaker presentations, participate in day trips and dinners, meet new acquaintances, grow friendships, and chance upon the latest and greatest products from our leading Industry vendors.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Michelle Flenniken on virus impacts on honey bees, Dr. Jeff Pettis on Beekeeping in a Changing World, and Sam Droege on Honey Bees versus Native Bees and Microphotography.


  • Courses on Beekeeping Practices and Practical Skills
  • Interactive, hands-on Workshops in EAS on-site apiary
  • Groundbreaking Presentations on a spectrum of topics essential to beekeepers
  • A tour of the USDA Bee Research Laboratory
  • A Honey Show
  • A Children’s Program
  • A Bee Olympics
  • A Vendor Trade Show of Beekeeping Supplies and Equipment
  • A resort venue close to attractions in Maryland, DC, and Virginia

We look forward to seeing you in Maryland!

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