Summer 2014 Conference Workshops

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Note: Room assignments are subject to change. Check schedule in packet and listen for announcements during the conference.
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Friday, July 11, 2014 – Session 1 Workshops
Location Time Capacity Workshop Presenter
Thompson Hall, Mayes Pit 1:00 – 1:50 PM 200 Cooking with Honey Part 1 (2 hour class)
Gourmet Honey Recipes by Chef Michael Young (pdf)
Michael Young
Thompson Hall, Room 142 1:00 – 1:50 PM 40 Pollinator Habitat: How YOU Can Provide More Food for Bees Diane Almond
Hayes Hall, Room 312 1:00 – 1:50 PM 70 Reading Brood Frames Dr. Dewey Caron
Hayes Hall, Room 319 1:00 – 1:50 PM 40 Summer Splits: Timing and Technique for Mite Load Reduction Doug Vinson
Randolph Hall, Room 724 1:00 – 1:50 PM 30 Feeding Bees (for beginners) Bryan Fisher
Randolph Hall, Room 729 1:00 – 1:50 PM 30 Certified Honey Program Kim Underhill
Randolph Hall, Room 727 1:00 – 1:50 PM 30 Advantages of Test and Treat Danny Jaynes
Thompson Hall, Room 209 1:00 – 1:50 PM 26 Chapter Hot Topic: Attracting and Retaining Younger Members Jim Wright & Amy Moyle
Lowe’s Hall, Room 1806 1:00 – 1:50 PM 70 Queen Rearing Part 1 (2 hour class) Rick Coor
Walker Auditorium 1:00 – 1:50 PM 1500 The Value of Feeding Pollen in Both Small and Commercial Operations Dave Hackenberg
Thompson Hall, Room 141 1:00 – 1:50 PM 40 Treating for Pest #1: Varroa Don Hopkins
Thompson Hall, Room 133 1:00 – 1:50 PM 35 Swarm Control and Prevention Adolphus Leonard
Lowe’s Hall, Room 1709 1:00 – 1:50 PM 36 MBP Written Exam (Certified, Journeyman, Master Levels)** Ellis Hardison & Anne Houck
Friday, July 11, 2014 – Session 2 Workshops
Location Time Capacity Workshop Presenter
Thompson Hall, Mayes Pit 2:00 – 2:50 PM 200 Cooking with Honey Part 2 (2 hour class) Michael Young
Thompson Hall, Room 142 2:00 – 2:50 PM 40 Pollinator Habitat: How YOU Can Provide More Food for Bees Diane Almond
Hayes Hall, Room 312 2:00 – 2:50 PM 70 Reading Brood Frames Dr. Dewey Caron
Hayes Hall, Room 319 2:00 – 2:50 PM 40 Summer Splits: Timing and Technique for Mite Load Reduction Doug Vinson
Randolph Hall, Room 724 2:00 – 2:50 PM 30 Feeding Bees (for beginners) Bryan Fisher
Randolph Hall, Room 729 2:00 – 2:50 PM 30 Certified Honey Program Kim Underhill
Randolph Hall, Room 727 2:00 – 2:50 PM 30 Advantages of Test and Treat Danny Jaynes
Thompson Hall, Room 209 2:00 – 2:50 PM 26 Chapter Hot Topic: Attracting and Retaining Younger Members Jim Wright & Amy Moyle
Lowe’s Hall, Room 1806 2:00 – 2:50 PM 70 Queen Rearing Part 2 (2 hour class) Rick Coor
Walker Auditorium 2:00 – 2:50 PM 1500 The Value of Feeding Pollen in Both Small and Commercial Operations Dave Hackenberg
Thompson Hall, Room 141 2:00 – 2:50 PM 40 Treating for #1 Pest: Varroa Don Hopkins
Thompson Hall, Room 133 2:00 – 2:50 PM 35 Swarm Control and Prevention Adolphus Leonard
Lowe’s Hall, Room 1709 2:00 – 2:50 PM 36 MBP Written Exam (Certified, Journeyman, Master Levels)** Ellis Hardison & Anne Houck
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Workshops
Location Time Capacity Workshop Presenter
Thompson Hall, Mayes Pit 8:30 – 10:00 AM 200 Royal Mead Making
Meadeary Diagram
Mead Making NC
Mead Making Recipe
Michael Young
Randolph Hall, Room 724 2:15 – 3:15 PM 36 MBP Written Exam (Certified, Journeyman, Master Levels) Ellis Hardison & Anne Houck

** Anyone wishing to take the practical test for Certified Level should bring their own veil, smoker, and related items.  If you are taking either the MBP Certified practical or Journeyman practical, please meet at the testing room during testing periods.  Practical testing for the MBP Certified Level will be held in the apiary and will be coordinated with Rick Coor. Practical testing for the Journeyman level will be coordinated with Dr. John T. Ambrose. Questions? Please contact Dr. Ambrose at John_Ambrose@ncsu.edu.

Friday, July 11, 2014 – Workshops in the Apiary
Location Time Workshop Presenter
Apiary (Walker Center Parking Area) 1:00 – 1:50 PM Diseases and Insects NC Inspectors
Apiary (Walker Center Parking Area) 2:00 – 2:50 PM Diseases and Insects NC Inspectors