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Organic Beekeepers to Meet – Arizona

- February 26, 2016 -


Feb 26, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016    
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YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp & Retreat Center
34434 S. Y Camp Road , Oracle, AZ, 85623

This conference brings together beekeepers using organic, treatment-free methods for three days of ideas, discussion, and fun. Please join us for the 9th annual conference on February 26 – 28, 2016.

The meeting will begin in the early afternoon on Friday, February 26, with registration, dinner with a speaker, and a movie. Saturday and Sunday will feature keynote presentations, general sessions, breakout sessions, and hands-on workshops.

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Confirmed speakers in 2016 include:

Bruce Brown, CC Pollen (Arizona, U.S.)
Regulations pertaining to international trade concerning honeybees and products of the hive

Michael Bush (Nebraska, U.S.)
Breeding and field management

Don Downs (U.S.)

James Fearnley (UK)
Research update on pollen and propolis

Laura Ferguson, Director of College Mellissae and International Natural Beekeeping Federation (U.S.)
History of beekeeping

Jacqueline Freeman (U.S.)
Relational beekeeping: How to be best friends with your bees

Dee Lusby (Arizona, U.S.)
Nutritional values of honey, pollen, and propolis
Wrap/tie frame wiring and embedding
Strategies for working with bees in retirement
Using hand trucks and floor trucks for commercial workings

Benjamin Pixie (U.S.)
The magic and medicines of the honeybee: Mead-making as medicine