80th Annual Meeting and Conference!
Saturday, March 17, 2018
7:30am - 3:30pm
Wayne County Community College,
9555 Haggerty Road
Bellville, MI 48111
COME ON! GET IN ON THE BUZZ ABOUT BEEKEEPING!
The vendor area will be open from 7:30 am to 2:40 pm! Vendors from many beekeeping companies will bee on site selling equipment, books and unique gifts and information.
Registration is highly encouraged. Online registration link below. Walk-in Registration is accepted (no box lunch provided).
The conference provides a wide variety of topics for beginner to advanced beekeepers through a choice of keynote topics and 12 concurrent sessions.
7:30 am -8:00 am: D104- Main Auditorium - Movie! Bee Venom Therapy
8:00 am - 8:10 am: Welcome! Announcements, explanation of concurrent sessions, lunch and the silent auction.
8:10 am - 9:40 am: Keynote Speaker: Jim Tew. Healthy Colonies: a review of some non-pathogenic conditions that can cause bee colonies to fail to thrive
9:55 am - 10:45 am: 1st Concurrent Session (see below)
More more details on the sessions click here
11:00 am -12:00 pm: Keynote Speaker Jim Tew on Foulbrood - Still Here, Still Persistent. European and American Foulbrood overview of controls and eradication procedures
LUNCH - 12:00 PM TO 1:00 PM
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Keynote Speaker Jim Tew on Wintering Stress in the Bees Nest. Behavioral activities that allow tropically oriented bees to survive abnormally low temperatures.
2:05 pm - 2:15 pm: D104 Main Auditorium - Silent Auction results
2:15 pm - 2:40 pm: Pay for silent auction items, final call for vendors, take your items to the car
2:40 pm - 3:30 pm: 2nd Concurrent Session (see below)
To register for the conference - lunch included, please sign up here. We are highly encouraging participants to sign up. You do not need to be a member to attend. Admission is free.