Dear Rockwood beekeepers,
Dear Virginia Beekeepers,
This year it is our state’s pleasure to host the Eastern Apicultural Society conference here in Hampton roads.
As the conference comes closer we ask that you spread the word to your fellow members. I have attached materials and conference information you can use on your websites, Facebook pages, and in meetings to help advertise the conference.
You can find additional materials such as our publicity videos and presentations on the publicity page of our website http://easternapiculture.org/conferences/eas-2018/publicity.html
For more information about the conference go to our website conference page. http://www.easternapiculture.org/conferences/eas-2018.html
We also have great opportunities for volunteers who would like to help with the conference and receive discounted rates for their volunteer hours. To learn more about volunteering please email EAS2018Virginia
Hotels are now taking reservations for the conference and will fill up fast so make your reservations as soon as possible.
EAS has negotiated special EAS hotel rates with the conference hotels listed below. It is critically important that you make your EAS hotel reservations using these links and where provided, discount code. Please DO NOT book these hotels using hotwire, Travelocity or other similar services or EAS will not get the credit it needs to reduce the cost of the venue and keep conference costs as affordable as possible for EAS members. Thank you for your cooperation!
Conference Hotel attached to Convention Center by covered walkway – Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton
Hotel Convention Center & Spa,
1700 Coliseum Drive,
Hampton, Virginia, 23666, USA TEL: +1-757-827-8200
2-room suite w/sofa bed: Single or Double occupancy: $115+ tax; 3 people: $125+ tax; 4 people: $135+tax
· Hampton Public Piers to reserve a dock: http://www.downtownhampton.com/boating/public-piers (NO shuttle to HRCC)
Group Code: ENA
Practical Back-Yard Beekeeping
Friday- February 2 and Saturday February 3, 2018
For Small-Scale (Hobby) and Serious Sideline Beekeepers
DEBBIE DELANEY FEATURED SPEAKER – INSTRUCTOR
Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, Virginia
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2017 – $35
Friday Evening (6:00 PM) we will sponsor a Special “BEEKEEPERS DINNER AND PROGRAM” Starting with an exquisite catered meal. All courses will be flavored with specialty honeys! The main course will be Black Angus Beef. (This meal gets rave reviews every year from the attendees!) Immediately following the dinner, (7:00 PM) Dr. Debbie Delaney will present two fascinating programs titled “Bees in Trees” & “Coal Mining to Bee Keeping” to be followed by audience Q’s and A’s. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To Register: Checks, Money Orders or questions– contact Jim Zeigler ( ) or call Jim at 434-376-4490.
SATURDAY February 3, 2018 – $60
08:30 CHECK IN AND AT-DOOR REGISTRATION – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Kickoff Coffee, Tea, Donuts and Fruit Light Lunch at Noon; planned morning and afternoon breaks.
Topics: Sustainability of Honey Bees, Nutritional Forage for Pollinators, Why Genetics are Important To a Beekeeper, and Honey Marketing. (End at 4:00)
Plenty of Q and A Time
Dr. Debbie Delaney Biography
Dr. Delaney is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where she mentors graduate and undergraduate students working on various aspects of pollinator health and productivity. She teaches Insects and Society, Apiculture and Pollination Ecology and Aquatic Entomology.
Debbie has 20 years of experience working with pollinators, specifically honey bees and maintains between 25 and 60 colonies in the teaching apiary at UD’s Newark farm. She is also
proud to say she was a beekeeper before she became a scientist and ran a small honey business. Debbie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her career achievements on many subjects relating to honey bees. We are fortunate to have Dr. Delaney include our two day symposium in her busy schedule.
ATTENTION ALL BEEKEEPING CLUBS IN VIRGINIA ! PLEASE INFORM YOUR MEMBERS AND INTERESTED FRIENDS ABOUT OUR 5TH ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC ORGANIC HONEY BEE CONVENTION NEAR RICHMOND, VA. ALL DAY SAT., MARCH 5, 2016. MORE INFO AT WWW.MAOHBC.COM
“For a money saving presentation, I’ll discuss bait hives for catching swarms. A three-pound package is well over $100 now, somewhere around $120. Last spring I caught 17 big swarms or 30% bait hive occupancy. That’s better than paying $2,040 ($120*17) for 17 packages.” Also:
“What’s Hot: Thermal Top-Bar Hive Beekeeping”
“For a cutting-edge presentation, I have been using thermal cameras for determining a colony’s condition in a top-bar hive. Commercial beekeepers have started using thermal cameras to save time when inspecting many hives. I have articles published or in press on thermal cameras in the ABJ and BC.”