Announcing Audacious Visions for the Future of Bees and Beekeeping

Please help us get the word out about “Audacious Visions for the Future of Bees and Beekeeping”! (Bee Audacious, for short.)

You may have seen Mark Winston’s editorial in the April 2015 Bee Culture magazine. He finished it up by suggesting that conference planners include a session at their next conference “Audacious Ideas for the Future of Beekeeping”. Beekeepers in Marin County, California, thought it was a great idea! But why just a session? Why not a whole conference? So we’re working to get some of the best bee minds on the planet together for a working conference December 11-13, 2016. Be part of the solution and help us make this bee think tank happen!

Your financial support is very much needed to help make this all possible. Buy a t-shirt or make a donation to support conference expenses, including leader travel and accommodations, AV for panel discussion, post conference writings and more. The current campaign will run until May 1, 2016. Click here to order a t-shirt now: Or go to: and click on the word "donations" to download the form to make a donation in any amount.

Mark your calendars for the panel discussion that will be live streamed at 7:00pm PST on December 14, 2016 and available through ; (If you can make it to San Rafael, CA, you can see it in person at Dominican University of California.) The ten conference Thought Leaders (Tom Seeley, Marla Spivak, Mark Winston, Jim Frazier, William Klett, Stephen Martin, Heather Mattila, Chas Mraz, Francis Ratnieks, and Neal Williams) will be presenting the ideas generated by the two-day gathering.

Feeling audacious? Half of the 90 participants will be selected from submitted registration applications. Seeking constructive, collaborative and thoughtful people who will bring experience from a wide variety of fields that produce impacts on pollinators and how pollinators are viewed by the general public. Applications available at: Or click on "registration applications" now to download the application form.

For more information, email Bonnie Morse at info