Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s 21st Annual Beekeeping Symposium

 

Program Front W

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s 21th Annual Beekeeping Symposium is being held at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, 1850 Lay Dam Road, Clanton, AL 35045. It will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2015.

Some of the presenters
Dr. Marion Ellis, Emeritus Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska and Ms. Jennifer Berry, University of Georgia, will present discussions on oxalic acid use for varroa control, as well as other timely topics. As you would expect, a host of other highly qualified speakers ( more than 20) will present topics of interest during the one-day multitiered program.

Marion Ellis cropped

Dr Marion Ellis

The beginner bee program has been enlarged and updated. Mr. Lonnie Funderburg has developed a “stand-alone” session for brand new beekeepers that is informative in every way. The sessions will be in the modern facilities at Jefferson State Community, (Chilton-Clanton Campus). But importantly, participants can mix and match the topics they choose to attend. No one is locked into any level of beekeeping expertise.

Charlie Parton, a professional beekeeper will discuss aspects of Tennessee Beekeeping that relate to Alabama. John Grafton, former Ohio State Apiarist, who presented several years ago at the symposium, will discuss — via video — procedures for eliminating an American Foulbrood infest colony. Dr. Jim Tew will present a overview of extractors and which one you need — for now. These presentations will be shown at specific time in the “Movie Room”. Titles and times will be posted outside the Movie Room door.

Special topics will be presented by Ms Nona Hurst, Rockhurst Farm, Floral Design—Using the Plants Bee Love and Mr. Jason Powell, Petals from the Past, Selecting Bee Plants for Your Garden. Topics such as these add to the diversity of the overall program.

Registration is from 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and the program is from 8:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. For those who pre-register, lunch will be provided by the Alabama Beekeepers Association.

Pre-Registration for $35 ends January 22, 2016. At the door registration is $50 per person.

Online Registration is available from November 2, 2015 until January 22, 2016 at:

https://mell-base.uce.auburn.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=C160206B

For those who want to use the U.S. Mail System, printed registration forms can be downloaded at:

www.aces.edu/home-garden/beekeeping/

Mail to: Dr. Paul L. Mask, ACES, 107 Comer Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849-5635 Telephone: (334) 844-4450; Fax (334) 844-3780; E-mail: chambnc@aces.edu

Mail to: Dr. Paul L. Mask, ACES, 107 Comer Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849-5635 Telephone: (334) 844-4450; Fax (334) 844-3780; E-mail: chambnc@aces.edu

Make check payable to: Auburn University

Equipment Vendor List – 20th Annual ACES Beekeeping Symposium

For registration information, see the bar at the top of this page.  Early electronic registration closes January 23, 2015 and mail-ins must be posted by the same date.

2015

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

20th Annual Beekeeping Symposium

Vendor List

The following vendors have indicated that they will be at this year’s meeting:

 

Rossman Apiaries

3364-A Ga Highway 33 N

Moultrie, GA 31768-0383

229-985-7200

800-333-7677

www.gabees.com

 

Dadant & Sons, Inc.

PO Box 888

High Springs, FL 32655

386-454-0237

877-832-3268

Branch Manager: Ray Latner

RLatner@Dadant.com

www.dadant.com

 

The Hairloom LLC.

Alexander City, AL

Cynthia and Chris Traylor

256-794-3422

beeutifulcreations@hotmail.com

 

Bee Art and Jewelry

Michele Burns

334-313-4334

mclay001@elmore.rr.com

 

Walter T. Kelley Bee Co.

PO Box 240

807 West Main Street

Clarkson, KY 42726

270-242-2012

800-233-2899

www.kelleybees.com

 

Mann Lake Ltd.

501 S. 1st St.

Hackensack, Minnesota 56452

800-880-7694

www.mannlakeltd.com

 

Beetle Baffle

by The Haselmaier Company. LLC

Haynes & Janet Haselmaier

(601) 337-2337

www.beetlebaffle.com

 

 

Wicwas Press LLC

1620 Miller Road

Kalamazoo, MI  49001

www.wicwaspress.com

 

Rock Bridge Trees

David Hughes

615-841-3664

615-351-2854 mobile

www.rockbridgetrees.com

rockbridgetrees@gmail.com

Late Season Swarms

I had several large, late season swarms that are uncommon in Ohio.  Two of the colonies did not successfully requeen.  I am uncertain what this late season biology means for the bees and their colony survival.  Any thoughts?

jtew

 

More Autumn Yellowjackets than usual

I don’t sense that they are problem, but there are definitely more yellowjackets attacking my colonies that in past years.  They enter the hive freely and once inside, I can’t tell what is ongoing.  There are few dead ones out front.  When possible, I will photograph the yellowjacket events.

 

Grandkids and Stings

My 2-year old grand daughter was stung by a Yellowjacket.  At this moment she is napping, but when she awakes she still will not like any stinging insect.  Not much I can say to change her 2-year old mind.

 

Yellowjacket sting on my 2-year old grand daugher
This 2-year old does not care for stinging insects – any stinging insect