Session Recordings/Handouts


Many educational sessions were recorded during the 2014 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and are now available for your review. Download them at your convenience and spend some time revisiting the 2014 conference in your own home.  We hope you find these recordings to be a valuable resource for your personal beekeeping education and experience.  Click on the links below to access the audio version of these sessions.

Special thanks to American Beekeeping Federation President Tim Tucker for his assistance with this project. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (Package Bee & Queen Breeders Shared Interest Group)

Dr. Tom Rinderer: Russian Bee Breeding (MP3 File) 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (Honey Producers/Packers Shared Interest Group)

Zac Browning: How to Evaluate a Good Apiary and Keeping Apiaries in Reserve (MP3 File)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (Small Scale/Sideliner Shared Interest Group)

Dr. Jeff Harris: Medicating/Medication for Bees (MP3 File)

Ted and Becky Jones: Moving from Small Scale to Small Sideline Pollination (MP3 File)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (Commercial)

Dr. Michael Rogers: Citrus Greening (MP3 File) 

Greg Hunt: Breeding "Mites Biters" at Pudue University (MP3 File)

Katy Leigh: Update on the Bee Informed Bee Tech Team (MP3 File) 

Friday, January 10, 2014 (Beginning Beekeeping Track)

Dr. Jeff Harris: Nutrition (MP3 File)

Greg Hannaford: Bee Pests, Diseases and Parasites (MP3 File)

Dr. Marion Ellis: Bee Biology (MP3 File)

Mike and Debbie Sieb: Year Calendar for a Beginning Beekeeper (MP3 File) 

Friday, January 10, 2014 (Serious Sideliner Track)

Dr. Jeff Harris: Treatments (MP3 File)

John Speckman: Non Grafting Queen Rearing- Raising Queens Using the Jenter Queen System (MP3 File)

John Zawislak: Queens and Nucs (MP3 File) 

Dave Mendes: Nutrition (MP3 File) 

Friday, January 10, 2014 (Commercial Track)

Dr. Gordon Wardell: The Challenges and Rewards of Almond Pollination (MP3 File)

Dr. Tom Steeger: Update on Pollinator Protection: Engaging Stakeholders in a Coordinated Federal Response (MP3 File)

Brent Barkman, Barkman Honey; David Allibone, Sioux Honey Association; Clint Walker, Walker Honey Farm; Ron Phipss, CPNA International, Ltd. Honey Market Panel Discussion (MP3 File)

Dr. Peter Teal; Dr. Marla Spivak; Dr. Jeff Pettis Research Panel Discussion (MP3 File)

 Friday, January 10, 2014 (Research Track)

Updates from the Baton Rouge USDA-ARS Lab: Breeding, Managing and Protecting Honey Bees (MP3 File)

Updates from the Beltsville USDA-ARS Lab: The Effects of Two Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Honey Bee Respirometry (MP3 File)

Updates from the Tucson USA-ARS Lab: Associations Between Alpha 2.2 Bacteria and Honey Bees: Where Do They Come From and How Can They Help? (MP3 File)

 Friday, January 10, 2014 (General Session)

Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp: Factors Affecting Colony Mortality (MP3 File)

 Friday, January 10, 2014 (ABF Business Meeting)

ABF Business Meeting 








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