WCBA Monthly Meeting
Saturday October 4, 2008
8 - 9 am Registration
Coffee, Danish & Bee Talk
9am Welcome and Introductions, Mary Duane & Ken Warchol
9 - 10:15am Colony Collapse Disorder and U.S. Beekeeping, Dr. Jeff Pettis
What we do and do not know about CCD and where some of the research projects are in relation to CCD.
10:15 -11:45am Managing Pheromones, Kim Flottum
What are pheromones, what role do they play in a colony, and how can a beekeeper use these to his or her advantage in colony management.
11:45am - 12 Short WCBA Business Meeting and Distribution of Beekeeper of the Year Ballots
12 - 1pm Lunch
(must be pre-ordered — see form on page 5)
1:15 - 2:30pm Nosema and Other New Threats to Bee Health, Dr. Jeff Pettis
How the new species of Nosema, N. ceranae, is affecting bee health and what other threats are here in the U.S. or may be waiting offshore!
2:30 - 4 pm Beekeeping Math, the Numbers Game All Beekeepers Play, Kim Flottum
Cells in a frame, days from egg to emerge, locating an apiary site, all the honey bee biology factors you need to know to be a good beekeeper, using numbers.