The Northeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association Big Bee Buzz is scheculed for March 4-5, 2011 at the Eastside Christian Church, located at 1438 South Indianapolis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74112
Our speakers this year will include:
1. Michael Palmer, fulltime beekeeper from Vermont who is a regular poster on beesource;
2. Grant Gilliard, sideliner beekeepr from Missouri who is also a regular poster on beesource;
3. Tony Jadczak, bee inspector for Maine who I have been told from good sources is a excellent speaker and "the best field inspector" several folks have ever known; and
4. Ed Levi, bee inspector for Arkansas and sideliner beekeeper himself, whom we try to get as a speaker for the simple reason that he always makes excellent, useful presentations.
Nearly all of the presentations will focus on practical aspects of beekeeping, such as managing hives for honey production, overwintering hives, use of nucs and growing from a hobbiest to a sideliner and beyond.
If you are interested in natural, chemical-free beekeeping, there should be some good information presented on that also. Michael Palmer and Ed Levi stress elminating the use of chemicals in their hives.
The cost is the ridiculously low sum of $25.00, which includes an evening meal on Friday and lunch on Saturday. NEOBA presents this seminar every year as part of our mission to educate folks in this region about beekeeping. We always have visitors from other states, and we present speakers who are worth traveling to see. I will post the actual schedule when it is finalized.
Come join in the fun!!!