Saturday Sept. 21st
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM 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-11:30 PM 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.
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00 PM-2:15 PM Andony Melathopoulos
Unsung Bee Diseases and How to Manage Them
(European foulbrood, chalkbrood, viruses, nosema)
(2:15 PM -3:30 PM Kevin Oldenburg CANCELLED - looking for new speaker)
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Randy Oliver
Oxalic Acid Tips
As varroa develops resistance to the synthetic miticides, beekeepers must learn to use alternative treatments. Oxalic acid has a long history of successful use, and can be applied by different methods (dribble, sublimation, extended-release). Tips from someone who has used oxalic acid for nearly two decades.
About Our Speakers:
Randy Oliver is a commercial beekeeper in California and runs the scientificbeekeeping.com website. He is a careful researcher, and the author of a monthly column in American Bee Journal.
Andony Melathopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, which was the first such position in the United States. He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Oregon Bee Project, which coordinates pollinator health work across state agencies and hosts a weekly podcast called PolliNation. In 2018, Andony was recognized with the National Pollinator Advocate Award by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.
Kevin Oldenburg is the current President of Washington State Beekeepers Association. Dr. Oldenburg received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCLA. He founded 2nd Sight Bioscience in 2014 with a focus on using automation, robotics, and new technologies in the field of agriculture. He currently serves as the CEO and President of 2nd Sight BioScience. Kevin is an 8-year journeyman beekeeper who doesn’t like honey but loves watching his bees.