NY Bee Wellness Workshops

The Empire State Honey Producers Association (ESHPA.org) will be offering an intensive 2 day, skills oriented, hands on workshop. This is a Train the Trainer program to teach beekeepers techniques in diagnosing, treating, and preventing honey bee diseases. Primarily targeting New York beekeepers with less than 10 years experience and women beekeepers, participants from other states are welcome as space permits.

August 10/11, Friday/Friday Evening/Saturday, Ballston Spa (Albany area)
We are asking beekeeping clubs or other groups to sponsor a team to attend the workshop, as an investment to the beekeepers in their community . There will be apiary field work both days with a very low student/instructor ratio.

Cost: 150.00 for the initial student from a group, 50.00 for each additional student from the same group –NOTE: This is a phenomenal deal, thanks to matching funds from the Empire State Honey Producers and funds from USDA-NIFA.

Confirmed Instructors:
Larry Connor, Doug McRory (2012 EAS Morse Award winner), Diana Sammataro

Diseases covered will be American & European Foulbrood, Nosema, Mites, Chalk Brood, Viruses, CCD, and other bee maladies.
Topics include:
• record keeping & use of surveys
• Specimen collection for in field testing
• How to prepare specimens for lab diagnosis
• Microscope use
• accessing resources online
• preparing an outline for teaching a group
• mentoring

Contact: Please contact Pat Bono with any questions about the workshops, Pat@ESHPA.org , ************585-820-6619********

****ESHPA is committed to supporting a new generation of beekeepers in New York State that reflects the diversity in our communities.
These workshops are made possible through funding from the USDA NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program, Grant # 2011-494400-30631, and with matching funds from the Empire State Honey Producers Association.
The Empire State Honey Producers Association is the state organization for beekeepers in New York; it is a not-for-profit group, and welcomes new members. The group has been promoting the interests of New York beekeepers since 1868. ESHPA.org