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2015 Program

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8:00
 
Check in or At-Door Registration. Visit Vendors
8:30
 
Welcome and Introductions
     
8:45
Larry Connor
The Sustainable Apiary
Keeping colonies alive from year to year is the key aspect of a sustainable apiary.
10:00
  Break Time to buy Tea-Cup Auction tickets and visit vendors.
10:15
Mike Palmer
Keeping Bees in Frozen North America
Keeping bees in northern Vermont requires some basic bee management skills.
11:15
Steve Repasky
Swarm Management: What's Happening in Your Hives
While most colonies attempt to swarm, the skillful beekeeper is able to manage colonies to reduce or eliminate swarming.
12:15
 
Lunch
     
1:30
Larry Connor
Queen Quality
A review of the key aspects of queen quality: genetics, rearing conditions, mating biology and a lack of disease, pests and stress.
2:30
Mike Palmer
Brood Factories and Bee Bombs
Develop colonies for the purpose of producing brood and bees to make new colonies and boost honey production hives.
3:30
  Break Last chance to buy auction tickets.
3:45
Steve Repasky
Mite Management
Growth and development of varroa mites in the bee colony, sampling and control methods.
4:45
Larry Connor
and Speakers
Question and Answer Session
5:15
  Have a safe trip home or join us for a self-pay dinner with the speakers.