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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Ravenna, Ohio, USA

    Exclamation 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*)

    Participant: $35.00*
    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 ~
    Beekeeping Overseas
    Ed Levi
    Arkansas State Bee Inspector

    ~ Saturday, February 21, 2009~

    Morning Workshops
    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

    Bee Biology
    Ed Levi

    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

    Promoting Beekeeping
    Kelly Komar, Pennsylvania Honey Princess

    How a Commercial Beekeeper Approaches Challenges
    Grant Stiles, Commercial Beekeeper, New Jersey

    Afternoon Workshops
    Participants will chose one workshop from each of the three time slots below.

    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    A) Management is the Key
    Ed Levi

    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
    Ginger Pryor

    2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

    E) Management Decisions
    Grant Stiles

    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
    Jon Laughner

    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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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Ravenna, Ohio, USA


    We look forward to meeting you next Saturday!
    Blue Sky Bee Supply
    Quality Bee Supplies, Bees and Containers!


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