Cooperative Extension System will hold the 19th Annual Beekeeping Symposium Saturday,
Feb. 1 at Auburn University’s Raymond J.
Harbert College of Business. The College
of Business is located at 405 West Magnolia Avenue in Auburn.
Dr. Jeff Harris, a
Mississippi State University apiculturist will discuss The Small Hive Beetle in Mississippi and Queen Management and Selection for the
Backyard Beekeeper. Dr. Stephen
Enloe, an Alabama Extension
Specialist will speak on invasive plants.
Keith Fielder, county Extension coordinator of Putnam County, Ga., will
discuss Producing Creamed Honey and Developing and Using Nucleus Colonies. Via streaming video, Barry Richards of Red
River Bees in Cross Plains, Tenn., will cover Marketing Your Honey Crop.
In addition, members
of the Alabama Beekeepers’ Association will conduct a series of four seminars specifically
for new beekeepers. Other presentations
by members of this group for all beekeepers include: Recovering
and Revising Plastic Frames and Methods
to Insure High Quality Honey for Your Customers.
Although honey is
the best known product from the bee hive, two speakers will address interesting
uses for beeswax. An artistic
demonstration of encaustic (beeswax) painting will be done by Cynthia
Mast. Elizabeth Whitaker will talk about
creative uses for beeswax cappings.
Department of Agriculture and Industries Apiary section will be represented by
Dennis Barclift, State Apiarist.
from 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. and the program is from 8:45 a.m. until
3:45 p.m. For those who pre-register, Lunch will be provided by the
Alabama Beekeepers’ Association. There
will be an open hive demonstration (weather permitting) during the lunch.
If paid by January
22, the registration fee for the day is $25.
After January 22 and at the door, the registration fee is $35. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Mask
at 334-844-4450 or visit www.onetewbee.com to see
registration material. For online registration visit: https://mell-base.uce.auburn.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=C140201.
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