The WASBA Conference is February 9 – Make Plans Now to Attend

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

Honey bee gut microbes and their influence on bee and colony health

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

Remember – the conference fee for WASBA member is just $10. If you aren’t currently a WASBA member, you can register on the WASBA website for just $25. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Become a WASBA member by visiting the WASBA website

2. Register for the WASBA Conference on EventBrite

3. Add the after conference social at the same time!

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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