Agenda of the 24th Annual Beekeeping Symposium

Saturday February 2, 2019

Clanton Conference & Performing Arts Center

Main Program Location
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration Auditorium
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Instructions
Dr. James E. Tew, Beekeeping Specialist, ACES, Moderator
TBD, President, Alabama Beekeepers' Association
Lonnie Funderburg, Beginner Beekeeper Program Coordinator
Auditorium
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Honey Bee Genetic Resources for Selective Breeding and Stock Improvement
Dr. Tammy Horn Potter, State Apiarist, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Auditorium
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Bee Immunity Law - Protecting West Virginia Beekeepers
Dr. Reed Johnson, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University.
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Vendor Break
Visit Vendors in the Exhibition Hall
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Making NUCs: Why and How
Charlie Parton, Commercial Beekeeper, Parton Apiaries, Maryville, TN
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Beekeeping by the Numbers
Dr. Lawrence Connor, Author, Editor, Publisher, Entomologist at Wicwas Press
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Food Safety Standards for Bottling Honey
Alice Moore, Janice Hall Angela Treadway, ACES Regional Agents, Food Safety
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Talk With Alabama Apiary Inspectors
Randy Hamman, Chief Inspector, Wes Caudle, and John Mynard
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. LUNCH
provided for those who pre-registerem> by Alabama Beekeepers Association
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Making Nucs: Sustainability in the Bee Yard
Dr. Geoff Williams, Asst. Professor, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn Univ.
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Protecting Pollinators Using Flowering Plants
Dr. Tammy Horn Potter, State Apiarist, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. How to Judge Show Quality Honey Using the Welsh Method
Lucy Edwards, ACES Regional Extension Agent, Southeast Alabama
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Alabama Beekeepers Association, Board of Directors Meeting
TBD, President, Alabama Beekeepers Association
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Keeping Your Bees Alive
Dr. Lawrence Connor, Author, Editor, Publisher, Entomologist at Wicwas Press
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Building a TDA Approved Honey House
Charlie Parton, Commercial Beekeeper, Parton Apiaries, Maryville, TN
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Labeling and Marketing your Honey
Kevin Burkett, ACES, Regional Agent, Farm and Agribusiness Management
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Cell Punch Method of Queen Production
Wil Montgomery, Alabama Beekeepers' Assn., Georgia Master Beekeeper
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Raising Queens and Saving the World
Dr. Reed Johnson, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Oxalic Acid: The New Tool in Varroa Management
AU Grad Student Speaker
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Food Safety Standards for Bottling Honey (REPEAT of 11:15 presentation)
Alice Moore, Janice Hall Angela Treadway, ACES Regional Agents, Food Safety
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Essential Oils
Angie LeMay, T&A Bee Farm
4:10 – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Evaluations, and Remaining Door Prizes Auditorium


The Beginner Beekeeper Program will run concurrently with the main program schedule. All of these instructors are experienced beekeepers who have helped many new beekeepers develop the skills they need to start keeping bees.

Lonnie Funderburg, Program Coordinator

Beginner Beekeeper Program Location
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
After picking up their registration materials, Beginner Beekeepers should look for signs directing them to their meeting rooms.
Auditorium
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Instructions
Dr. James E. Tew, Beekeeping Specialist, ACES, Moderator
TBD, President, Alabama Beekeepers' Association
Lonnie Funderburg, Beginner Beekeeper Program Coordinator
Auditorium
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Your First Year
Marshall Standifer, Alabama Master Beekeeper
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Life Cycle of the Honey Bee
George Baldwin, Alabama Master Beekeeper
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Vendor Break
Visit Vendors in the Exhibition Hall
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Beekeeping Tools and Equipment
Allyson Andrews, Alabama Master Beekeeper
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH
provided for those who pre-register by Alabama Beekeepers
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Life Cycle of the Honey Bee - Basic Biology Decisions
Keith Fletcher, Alabama Master Beekeeper, Georgia Master Beekeeper
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Honey Bee Diseases and Pests
Dr. Michael Steinkampf, Georgia Master Craftsman Beekeeper
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. 10 Common Mistakes that Beekeepers Make
Becca Fritchle, Alabama Master Beekeeper
4:10 – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Evaluations, and Remaining Door Prizes Auditorium

2019 Beekeeping Symposium is Sponsored by:

Alabama Beekeeping Association Alabama Cooperative Extension System - ACES.edu