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Welcome to the Limestone County Beekeepers Association

Limestone County
Alabama
Email: lcbees.al@gmail.com

The Seventh Annual North Alabama Beekeepers Symposium Will Held Saturday August 19, 2017 at Calhoun Community College in Tanner AL (near Decatur, AL). Registration is open now. The registration fee is $25.00 per person. The pre-registration deadline is August 14, 2017. Classes and demonstrations were designed to suit the needs of beekeepers at every level of experience: from beginner to advanced. Even those who are just thinking about becoming involved in beekeeping will benefit from attending. Lunch will be provided. *** Pre-registration is required ***

8:00 - 8:30 Sign In and Refreshments
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome - Mr. Lionel Evans
8:45-9:15 Dr. Jim Tew How To Keep Bees Without All Of The Answers
9:15-9:25 Break
9:25-10:25 Session 1
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Clarence Collison Queen Biology and Problems
B Dr. Jim Garrison Nectar & Pollen Producing Plants
C Mr. Phillip Garrison Getting into Beekeeping
D Mr. Bill Mullins Queen Rearing - Jenter System
E Mr. John Mynard 10 Ways to control Varroa Mites-When & Why
10:25-10:40 Break
10:40-11:40 Session 2
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Jim Tew Varroa Treatments Again? Anything New?
B Mr. Lonnie Funderburg Woodenware and Frame Assembly
C Mr.Bob Fanning & Glen Craiger Beginning Beekeeping: 1st Year Progressive 1
D Mr. Wil Montgomery Queen Rearing - Cell Punch Method
E Mr. Wes Caudle Location and Setup of Your New Apiary
F Mrs Bonnie Funderburg Lip Balms & Lotion Bars
11:40-1:00 Lunch and Door Prizes
1:00-2:00 Session 3
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Clarence Collison Fall Preparations
B Dr.. Jim Garrison Pollinator Stewardship
C Mr.Bob Fanning & Glen Craiger Beginning Beekeeping: 1st Year Progressive 2
D Mr. Bill Mullins Queen Rearing - Jenter System
E Mr. Phillip Garrison Harvesting Your Honey Crop
F
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:15 Session 4
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Clarence Collison What If?
B Dr. Jim Tew Small Hive Beetle….A problem?
C Mr. Bob Fanning & Glen Craiger Beekeeping: 1st Year progressive 3
D Mr. Wil Montgomery Oxalic Acid and It’s Application
E Mr. John Mynard Signs, Symptoms, and Pheromones in the Bee Hive
*See Map Below for Location Lionel Evans and Greg Rolin Open Hive Demonstration (Weather permitting)
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Session 5
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Jim Tew “Beeswax—The Colony’s Building Material”
B Mr. Randy Haman What! Africanized Bees in Alabama
C Mr.Bob Fanning & Glen Craiger Beekeeping 1st Year Progressive 4
D Mr. Wil Montgomery Queen Rearing - Cell Punch Method
E Mr. Wes Caudle Location & Setup of your New Apiary
4:30 Main Auditorium Closing Remarks and Evaluations
Classroom Key
Room Location
A Main Auditorium
B Downstairs near break room
C Upstairs - First Classroom
D Upstairs - Second Classroom
E Upstairs - Third Classroom
F Downstairs in the commons area

About our speakers:

Vendors

Several beekeeping supply vendors will be present again this year. Attendees will have the opportunity to order supplies in advance to be picked up at the symposium, thus saving on shipping costs.

The following vendors will be in attendance:


Location

The symposium will be in the same location as last year on the campus of Calhoun Community College.

Calhoun Community College
6250 U S Highway 31 N
Tanner AL



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For more information contact Lionel Evans at smoothevans@aol.com.



Open Hive Demonstration Location

Our open hive demonstration will be conducted at New Genesis Community Church 6984 U. S. 31 Tanner, AL. 35671 The map below shows the directions from Calhoun to the bee yard.
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