VSBA Meeting June 21 & 22, 2013

Virginia State Beekeepers AssociationThe Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia is thrilled to be the host club for the Virginia State Beekeepers Association summer meeting on June 21 & 22, 2013.  Click here for a registration form.

The meeting will be held at Greenbrier Middle School in Chesapeake, VA.  Click here for written directions.

VA Master Beekeeper Program written and practical testing is scheduled for this meeting.  Click here for an application to the Virginia Master Beekeeper Program.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Friday, June 21
Registration - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Opening Remarks
Dr. Dennis Van Engelsdorp: "Bee Informed Partnership:  What Works, What Doesn't"
Dr. Wyatt Mangum: "Colony Usurpation: Out with Your Queen, in with Theirs"
Dr. Dennis Van Engelsdorp: "Causes of Increased Colony Losses"
Dr. Troy Anderson: "The Decline of Honey Bees in Virginia: Are Agrochemical Exposures Affecting Colony Health?"

Saturday, June 22
Registration - 8:00am - 8:45am
Meeting 8:45am - 5:15pm
Opening Remarks
Dr. Buddy Marterre: "Bee Stings: Immunology, Allergy, and Treatment"
Keith Tignor: State Apiarist Report
Dr. Buddy Marterre: "Why Treat for Varroa?"
Business Meeting
Lunch – on your own
VA Master Beekeeper Program update
Breakout sessions:
Dr. Wyatt Mangum – Top Bar Beekeeping: Financially sustainable
Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia – Meadmaking workshops
Norfolk Beekeepers – Bee Vacuum building workshops
 
Participating vendors include:
Wyatt Mangum
Heywood Honey (Honey-B-Healthy, soaps)
Beetle Jail
Sustainable Honeybee Program
C & H Books
Frank & Linda Wyatt