The Northwest District Beekeepers Association is offering Western Washington beekeepers an educational and exciting conference on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Tickets for NWDBA members are $20.00 and $30.00 for non-members. The conference will take place at the Snohomish PUD Auditorium, located at: 2320 California St, Everett, WA 9820 . There is limited seating at the venue ( about 300) and it is expected to sell out well before the event so sign up early.
9:00 am to 10:15 am Speaker: Andony Melathopoulos
Doing the Multiplication: expanding your apiary the old school and “the Next Generation” way. (covers installing packages, splitting and making nucs)
10:15 am to 11:30 am Speaker: Randy Oliver
Reading The Combs: Understanding Bee Biology Over the Course of a Season
By acquiring a better understanding of the biology of bees, nutrition, parasites, and pathogens over the course of the season, and by learning to “read the combs,” the beekeeper can then make better-informed management decisions adapted to his/her particular situation.
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm Speaker: Andony Melathopoulos
Unsung Bee Diseases and How to Manage Them
(European foulbrood, chalkbrood, viruses, nosema)
2:15 pm to 3:00 pm Speaker: Kevin Oldenburg
Bees, Science and How the Media Gets it Wrong
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm. Break
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm Speaker: Randy Oliver
Oxalic Acid Tips
As varroa develops resistance to the synthetic miticides, beekeepers must learn to use alternative treatments. Tips from someone who has used oxalic acid for nearly two decades.