The WASBA Conference is February 9 – here are some details

Here are some great reasons for attending the WASBA Conference!

                         Scientific                                                                Hobbyist

Pollen-Based Carbon Micro-Particles: A new approach to protecting bees from pesticides
Presented by Dr. Waled Suliman, Washington State University
Bees, Science & How the Media Gets it Wrong
Presented by Dr. Kevin Oldenburg
Giving the Brood a Break to Control Varroa Mites
Presented by Dr. Brandon Hopkins, Washington State University
Mead Making
Presented by Ari Alvarez of BeeManiacs
A Mobile App for Pest & Disease Management in Honey Bees
Presented by Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, University of Montanta (retired) & Bee Alert Technology
Integrated Pest Management
Presented by Mike Durst
Improving Honey Bee Pollination in Washington Blueberry
Presented by Dr. Lisa Devetter, WSU and Weixan Gan, WSU
Overwintering
Presented by Will Olsen
Artificial Nectar vs Sucrose Effects on the Microbiome of the Bee Gut
Presented by Dr. Jenifer Walke, EWU
Bee Friendly Plants
Presented by Diana Stutzman, Desert Jewels Nursery

Attendees can chose whatever sessions are of most interest to them

Keynote Presentation by: Sarah Red-Laird, founder and executive director of the Bee Girl Organization; Program Director of Kids & Bees program – American Beekeeping Federation; President, Western Apicultural Society

Other Program Highlights:
·         Vendor Fair featuring commercial and nonprofit exhibits
·         Raffle prizes, including an electric extractor
·         After conference social

Register today at: https://bit.ly/2RHBWky and don’t forget to add the after conference social!

Take advantage of a great hotel rate at the Holiday Inn Express in Cheney: Call them at 509-235-1100 and mention the “Beekeeping Conference” group discount to receive a rate of $109+tax in a Single King or Two Queen room.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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