The date has been set for the Ohio State/Tri-County Meeting in Wooster, Ohio for February 29th and March 1st, 2008. This is the biggest one-day meeting in the U.S.A.

Blue Sky Bee Supply will be there and we will be happy to bring your advanced orders to save you on tax and shipping. We will match any published price on in-stock honey bottles--stock up now before prices go up in Feb! You want an extractor without shipping? We got you covered--hobby, 9 frame, 18 frame--you name it we'll bring it (preorder by 1/28 to lock in 2007 pricing). Email us and we'll haul it for free to the meeting! We sell everything you see in catalogs. If we don't have it--you don't need it! We have the best prices on bottles in Ohio. We are a distributor for all of the best bottles on the market, whether you need a dozen, a case, a pallet or a truckload. We're dealing on containers. Email us for a price list!

Ohio State University Extension &
Tri-County Beekeeper's Association
30th Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop


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* Friday & Saturday, February 29 and March 1, 2008


---TENTATIVE PROGRAM---
FRIDAY EVENING -- February 29, 2008
7:00 -- 8:00 PM
Location: OSU/OARDC Fisher Auditorium
Honey Bee Nutrition – Is It Adequate?
Dr. James E. Tew, OSU Extension Specialist
or
"How to Make an Award Winning Candle"
Joe & Suzan Kovaleski, TCBA Vice President and Secretary
8:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: OSU/OARDC Adminstration Building - Basement Level OSU Beekeeping Museum Open House with Mr. Dave Heilman, Ohio Honey Farms & Mr. Jim Thompson, OSBA Historian

SATURDAY

8:00 - 9:00 AM -- Registration
(all COnTeST entries must be turned in to their appropriate place by 9:00 a.m.)
(Hot beverages and Troyer's Amish Donuts and Sweet Rolls provided.)
9:15 - 10:15 AM
Keynote Session
“Sick Bees -- A View from Three States ”
- MR. JOHN GRAFTON, Apiary Supervisor, Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
- MR. DENNIS BARCLIFT, Apiary Specialist, Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries
-MR. ED LEVI, Apiary Specialist, Arkansas Dept. of Agriculture
10:15 - 10:45 AM - BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 AM -- Workshop Session 1:
Managing Varroa Mites........................................Mr. Ed Levi, Arkansas Department of Agriculture
Sensible Management of Colonies...............Dr. James E. Tew, Ohio State University Extension
Labeling Laws, Legal Issues, & Insurance for Beekeepers...................................Mr. Kim Flottum, AI Root Company
What is Cooking in the Kitchen........................................... .....Ms. Deb Geiser, Executive Sous Chef, Chartwells Restaurant, Ohio Wesleyan University
BASIC BEEKEEPING – Parts of a Hive......................................Mr. Ruben M. Miller, Miller Apiaries
The Brood Nest -- Kids' Session........................................... ................Lorain County Beekeepers
11:45 AM -- 1:00 PM --- LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00 PM -- Workshop Session 2:
Small Hive Beetles ..................Mr. Dennis Barclift, Alabama Dept. of Agriculture and Industries
Colony Collapse Disorder and Your Bees...............Mr. John Grafton, Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
Ohio State Beekeepers' Association Queen Project............Dr. Joe Latshaw, Lastshaw Apiaries
Making & Marketing Creamed Honey..................................Mr. David Heilman, Ohio Honey Farms
BASIC BEEKEEPING –Getting Started .....................Mr. Anthony Simpson, Simpson Bee Supply
The Brood Nest -- Kids' Session .................................................. ........Lorain County Beekeepers

2:00 - 2:30 -- BREAK
2:30 - 3:30 PM -- Workshop Session 3:
Managing Brood Diseases.......................................... ....................Mr.Dennis Barclift & Mr. Ed Levi
Sensible Management of Bee Colonies.......................................... .............Dr. James E. Tew
Colony Collapse Disorder and Your Bees.............................................. .................Mr. John Grafton
Gardening for Your Honey Bees........................................Ms. Janet, Foxhead Farms Greenhouse
BASIC BEEKEEPING - Your Calendar Year...................Mr. Denzil St. Clair, Queen Right Colonies
The Brood Nest -- Kids' Session........................................... .................Lorain County Beekeepers
3:45 - 4:15 PM
"What's On Your Mind (Question & Answer Session)
If you want you can mail or e-mail your question(s) to ferrell.6@osu.edu)
4:15 - 4:45 PM
Baking and Guessing Contest Winners;
Educational Raffle Winner
Closing Comments
4:45 - 6:00 PM
OSU Honey Bee Museum Open House @ OARDC Administration Building
Host: Mr. Dave Heilman & Mr. Jim Thompson