2011 NCSBA and SCBA Spring Meeting

March 4-5, 2011
NCSBA and SCBA Joint Meeting
Hosted by
NCSBA and SCBA
Gaston College

Dallas, NC

Agenda

Friday, March 4, 2011

  • 8 – 10:00 – Open for vendor setup – Myers Center Cafe area
  • 10:00 – Registration opens – Myers Center Lobby
  • 10:30 – 11:30 – (Optional) Q&A for beginning beekeepers with Master Beekeepers (Myers Center Auditorium)
  • 11:00 – NC & SC Executive Committee Meetings (NC-Myers Center Board Room; SC-Dalpiaz Building Room # 215)
  • 1:00 – Opening Session – Myers Center Auditorium; Call to Order / Welcome – Jeanne Price, President NCSBA; Invocation – Local Chapter Representative
  • 1:15 – Presidents Report – Jeanne Price, President NCSBA; Wes Boomer. President SCBA; Irvin Rackley; Dr. John Ambrose, Past NC State Extension Apiculturist
  • 1:30 – NC Extension update – Dr. David Tarpy, Professor, NC State University
  • 1:45 – NC Apiary inspectors report - Don Hopkins, NC Head Apiary Inspector; SC Apiary inspectors report – Fred Singleton, SC Head Apiary Inspector
  • 2:15 – Small Hive Beetle Research at Clemson – Dr. Mike Hood, Professor, Clemson University
  • 2:45 – Break and Snacks, please visit the vendors
  • 3:10 – Door prizes
  • 3:15 – Honey Bee Health Issues and Breeding for Resistance – Dr. Greg Hunt, Professor Purdue University
  • 4:00 – Marketing outside the beehive – Virginia Webb, Clarksville, GA
  • 4:45 – Panel Discussion: Dr. Hood, Dr. Connor, Dr. Hunt, Don Hopkins and Fred Singleton
  • 5:30 – Recess for dinner on your own
  • 7:00 – Keynote address – The problem with queens – Dr. Larry Connor, Owner Wicwas Press; Bee Culture and American Bee Journal Contributor

Saturday, March 5, 2011

  • 7:30 – Registration opens
  • 8:00 – Opening Session – Myers Center Auditorium; Welcome – Danny Jaynes, 1st Vice President NCSBA; Door Prizes
  • 8:15 – Biology driven beekeeping -.Dr. Larry Connor
  • 9:00 – The New Honey Standard – Dr. John Ambrose
  • 9:30 – Break and Snacks, please visit the vendors
  • 9:40 – SCBA Business meeting – Myers Auditorium
  • 10:00 – Workshops – Rauch Building (see schedule in packet)
  • 11:00 – Workshops – Rauch Building (see schedule in packet)
  • 11:45 – Visit Vendors & Lunch on you own
  • 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 – Workshops – Rauch Building (see schedule in packet)
  • 4:00 – Conference Ends – Drive Home Safely

Workshop Schedule – Saturday workshops in the Rauch Building

Workshop and Presenter

  • Africanized Bees update – Dr. Greg Hunt
  • Trapping Small Hive Beetles – Dr. Mike Hood
  • MBP Written Examinations – MBP Committee
  • Nosema detection with a microscope – training (Preregistration required (limit 24 per session)) – Glen Hackney
  • Introduction to queen rearing (Preregistration required (2 hour workshop)) – Dr Juliana Rangel
  • Hivetracks – demonstration – Dr. James Wilkes
  • Preparing Products of the Hive for Competition and Sale – Danny Jaynes
  • Skep Beekeeping – Richard Flanagan
  • Bees wax candle making – Virginia Webb
  • Bees wax ornaments and other wax products – Virginia Webb
  • Inspecting your hive like an inspector – North Carolina Apiary Inspectors
  • Marking and Identifying Queens – North Carolina Apiary Inspectors

Registration

Registration Fees                 Individual     Family     registration desk
At-the-door:                              $30            $35
Non-members additional *       $15*          $15*

* pays 2011 NCSBA membership for one person. SCBA and VSBA members qualify for “member” rates at this meeting with current membership ID card.