West Pennsylvania 2/21
Blue Sky Bee Supply will be at the Western PA meeting as we have been the past few years. We'll also be at the Tri-County @ Wooster, OH meeting March 7th.
Western PA Beekeeping Seminar
Friday, February 20, 2009 - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Penn State Beaver Campus
100 University Drive, Monaca PA 15061
Registration deadline: February 13, 2009
Late registrations may be accepted but
will not be guaranteed an information packet or lunch.
~ Registration Fees ~
(includes all workshops, lunch, and information packet*)
Participants' Spouse/Guest: $20.00*
Youth 18 and Under: $10.00*
*Only those paying the full Participant Fee will receive an information packet.
CLICK HERE for a registration brochure!
Payment by check/money order only. Checks returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $25.00 service fee plus any bank fees.
~ Friday, February 20, 2009~
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Meet the Speakers Roundtable
(snack/dinner break on your own between sessions)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
~ Featured Speaker ~
Arkansas State Bee Inspector
~ Saturday, February 21, 2009~
All participants attend all morning sessions.
Welcome - Jon Laughner
Ag Entrepreneur Educator/County Extension Director
Penn State Cooperative Extension in Beaver County
Today's Challenges in Beekeeping
Lee Miller, President, PSBA & Retired Extension Educator
Colony Collapse Disorder
Dr. Diana Cox-Foster, Penn State University
Bee Stings and Reactions
Dr. Stephen M. Murphey, Allergist
Planting a Garden for Pollinators
Ginger Pryor, State Master Gardener Coordinator, Penn State
Kelly Komar, Pennsylvania Honey Princess
How a Commercial Beekeeper Approaches Challenges
Grant Stiles, Commercial Beekeeper, New Jersey
Participants will chose one workshop from each of the three time slots below.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
A) Management is the Key
B) Bee Diseases, Research, and Recommendations
Dr. Diana Cox-Foster
C) Bee Stings: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Allergies
Dr. Stephen M. Murphey
D) Creating Pollinator Gardens
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
E) Management Decisions
F) Bee Diseases, Research, and Recommendations
(repeat of Workshop B)
G) Tricks of the Trade
Craig Cella, a PA State Bee Inspector
H) The Business of Beekeeping
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
I) Management is the Key
(repeat of Workshop A)
J) Making Nucleus Colonies
Bill Kopar, hobby beekeeper
K) Q & A: Beginners Only
Lee Miller and
Warren Miller, Vice-President, PSBA
L) Gourmet Cooking with Honey
Gretchen Schmidt, Registered Dietitian and Author
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We look forward to meeting you next Saturday!