WASHINGTON STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

February 9, 2019 8AM – 5PM

8 – 9 AM

Registration and Check-in

9 – 9:50

            Scientific: Mobile Apps for Pest and Disease Management in Honey Bees – Jerry Bromenshank

            Hobby: Bees, Science and How the Media Gets it Wrong – Kevin Oldenburg

9:55 – 10:45

            Scientific: Improving Honey Bee Pollination in Washington Blueberry – Lisa Devetter & Weixin Gan

Hobby: Hobby Mead Making – Ari Alvarez & Ari Alvarez, Jr.

10:45 – 11 Break

11 – 12 

            Keynote Address: Adventures in Dirt and Honey – Sarah Red-Laird

12 – 1:30 – Lunch Break

1:30 – 2

            Scientific: Pollen-Based Carbon Micro-particles: A New Approach to Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides – Waled Suliman

            Hobby: Integrated Pest Management – Mike Durst

2:25 – 3:15

            Scientific: Give the Brood a Break to Control Varroa Mite – Brandon Hopkins

            Hobby: Bee Friendly Plants – Diana Stutzman

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 4:20

            Scientific: Honey Bee Gut Microbes & their Influence on Bee & Colony Health – Jenifer Walke

            Hobby: Overwintering Honey Bee Colonies – Will Olson

4:25      Raffle Drawing – Must be Present to Win

4:30      WASBA General Membership Meeting

6:30 – 9 After Conference Social at the Mason Jar (additional ticket required)

There’s still time to register: https://bit.ly/2rX8z34

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