Bee Symposium - is attendance worthwhile?
- Hi All,I received this in email and wondered if anyone here has ever attended their past symposiums?
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Subject: BEE SYMPOSIUM 2012 & SF Class Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:59:05 +0000 From: beekind Honey & Beekeeping Supply Shop <beekind_Honey__Beekeeping_Supply@...> Reply-To: beekind Honey & Beekeeping Supply Shop <reply-98b1889252-9c7bbf6384-ddd4@...> To: laurelap@...
Dear Friends: I'd like to let everyone know about two new additions to our 2012 schedule. Our sixth annual Bee Symposium on Saturday, March 10th in Sebastopol and an Intro Beekeeping Class in San Francisco on Saturday, February 18th! We are dedicating this years Bee Symposium to the small-scale beekeeper and benefiting (PANNA) Pesticide Action Network of North America. Serge Labesque will be the main presenter and he will share some of his best techniques and perspectives in beekeeping. For tickets for the Bee Symposium please visit: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?beekindHoneyBeekeepi/98b1889252/9c7bbf6384/8479151a11 We also want to let folks know that Doug Vincent will be teaching an Intro to Beekeeping Class in San Francisco at the Ferry Building in the Port Commissions room upstairs for only $10.00 on Saturday, February 18th from 1 to 4 PM. We have had many requests for such a class and we are excited to do this. Tickets for this class can be purchased at: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?beekindHoneyBeekeepi/98b1889252/9c7bbf6384/f0591ba8fd Being a member of your local Bee association is invaluable. If you are a San Francisco resident be sure to become a member of the San Francisco Beekeepers Association. They have monthly meetings, classes and support programs for beekeepers. Their website address is www.SFbee.org We look forward to seeing you at the BEE SYMPOSIUM for sure! Katia Vincent Below are some details about these two events. BEE SYMPOSIUM A DAY ABOUT SMALL SCALE BEEKEEPING Saturday, March 10th, 2011 9:AM to 5:PM Sebastopol Veterans Building 282 South High Street Sebastopol, California Tickets $35.00 in advance $40.00 at the door Tickets available at www.beekind.com MORNING SESSION: 9:00 to Noon Morning presentations by Serge Labesque THE IMPORTANCE OF SMALL-SCALE BEEKEEPERS Because of their sheer numbers and of their freedom from business-imposed constraints, small-scale beekeepers can help ensure a bright and healthy future for bees. We will explore how they can best do this, regardless of the number of colonies they keep. FROM CONVENTIONAL TO TREATMENT-FREE BEEKEEPING Recounting how he began keeping bees without relying on any treatments for pests or diseases, Serge will explore the reasons why using conventional methods can be detrimental to the bees. He will outline the principles that support his treatment-free approach to beekeeping. LEARNING FROM THE BEES Honey bees have thrived for millions of years without our help. Observing how they spontaneously organize and use their nest cavities can provide valuable lessons for building and managing bee colonies. BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT All hives can be improved. This presentation will expand on the previous one, and will show examples of simple modifications to standard equipment that provide bees with beneficial nesting sites. AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00 to 5:00 Short presentation PANNA, Pesticide Action Network of North America Hive Management Throughout the Year (Presentation by Serge Labesque) Understanding the needs of the bees and facilitating their work through responsive hive management practices are the foundation of good colony health and enhanced hive productivity. This presentation will give an overview of the main events in the beekeeping season. COLONY PROPAGATION AND QUEEN REARING (Presentation by Doug Vincent) Doug will explain the techniques he uses in propagating his colonies and in producing queens from his own local hives. Pest and Disease Control Without Treatments (Presentation by Serge Labesque)Keeping bees healthy without relying on any treatments for pests or diseases can be very simple. Serge will outline the methods he uses in his apiaries to address bee health issues. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Serge, Doug & Audience Serge Labesque is a passionate Sonoma County beekeeper who over many years has experimented with different methods of keeping bees. Serge has designed and fabricated his own beekeeping equipment. He is the author of numerous articles that have been published in beekeeping magazines of national distribution, and was the recipient of the Western Apicultural Society 2006 Thurber Award for Inventiveness. Doug Vincent is the owner of Beekind Honey Shop & Beekeeping Supply in Sebastopol. Doug maintains over 150 hives locally and has been teaching a series of beekeeping classes yearly and selling honey, bees and equipment for 8 years through the Beekind store in Sebastopol. The Annual Bee Symposium is sponsored by Beekind Honey Shop & Beekeeping Supply INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING with Doug Vincent SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM $10.00 RSVP Setting Goals, bee biology, acquiring hives, supplies, and placement of bees with instructor Doug Vincent. Q & A allowed. 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