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Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series

Beekeeping Education at Your Convenience


The ABF Education Committee continues to work on developing new ways to keep members engaged and informed between annual conferences. We are excited to be in the second year of the online educational webinar series titled "Conversation with a Beekeeper."


"The webinar was much more informative and interesting than I first thought it would be before the meeting. I took a number of biochemistry college courses many years ago. I am amazed by how much research has changed. It is extremely important that we protect honey bees and our environment. Thanks so much."
- Larry McPherson


"It was fantastic! Buzzing with gratitude."
- Cindy Ericksen


The Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series is an ABF member-only benefit. You must be a current ABF member in order to access the session recordings.


Upcoming Webinars


Check back for more educational sessions coming this month!

 

November Featured Webinar

 Preparing Honey Show Entries
Virginia Webb, Gold Medal Winner for Best Honey in the World

 


Archived Sessions


PLEASE NOTE: VLC Media Player is recommended to play the recordings listed below. Before you can access a session, you will need to install the player on your computer (if you don't already have it installed). To download VLC Media Player, please visit http://www.videolan.org/vlc. Some of the webinar sessions will not play on Windows Media Player.


Archived ABF webinars have been organized into the following subject categories for your convenience:


General Interest


Save-A-Bee, Plant-A-Tree

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 8:00PM ET
Presenter: Mike Connor
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The Art & Science of Mead Making: How to Make Delicious & High Quality Mead
Wednesday, June 28, 2018
Tom Repas, Canyon Rim Honey Bees
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ABF Legislative Update
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Fran Boyd, ABF Lobbyist, Meyers & Associates
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How to Manage Media and Make More Money
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Emily Brown, MD Queen Bee
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Beekeeping Ordinances Panel
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Gene Brandi (ABF President) Stephen Repasky (ABF Board Member) , Bear Kelley (ABF Member) Jacob Millican Esq. (Lawyer)
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Africanized Bees in the U.S.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Dr. Dewey Caron; Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology
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No Lifting: The AZ Hive in America
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Brian & Kylie Drebber; Pioneers of the use of the AZ Hive in America
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Impacts of Land Use on Habitat Suitability, Forage and Colony Health of Honey Bees in the Northern Great Plains
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Dr. Matthew Smart, Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
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The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration: What Does This Mean For American's Beekeepers
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Fran Boyd, ABF's Legislative Council with Meyers & Associates
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From Small Scale to Sideliner to Commercial Beekeeper
Monday, July 11, 2016
Blake Shook, ABF Board Member; Owner, Desert Creek Honey
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Primetime with Honey Bees: Beekeeping, Honey Bees and More! - Part One
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Tim Tucker, ABF Board Member; Owner, Tuckerbees Honey
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Primetime with Honey Bees: Beekeeping, Honey Bees and More! - Part Two
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Blake Shook, ABF Board Member and owner of Desert Creek Honey
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Primetime with Honey Bees: Beekeeping, Honey Bees and More! - Part Three
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Gene Brandi, ABF Vice President and owner of Gene Brandi Apiaries
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The New ND Bee Map
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Samantha Brunner, North Dakota State Apiary Inspector
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Blue Dasher Farms Initiative
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Jonathan Lundgren, PhD
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Next Generation Beekeepers Initiative
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Sarah Red Laird, aka Bee Girl, and Zac Browning, Co-Founder of Browning Honey Co.
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Conserving Honey Bees by Sharing the Love with the Littlest Community Members
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Sarah Red Laird, Bee Girl Organization and ABF Kids and Bees Director
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Honey Bee Removals, The Ins and Outs
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Lance Wilson, Master Beekeeper
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Why Join a Local Club? - From a Georgia Beekeeping President's Perspective
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Bear Kelley, President of the Georgia Beekeepers Association
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Beekeeping Mentor
Thursday, June 12, 2014
John Talbert
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Starting a Youth Program
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Blake Shook
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Keeping Records for Your Beekeeping Organization
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Ari Alvarez, co-founder of BeeManiacs and a member of ABF Education Committee
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Urban Beekeeping: Making and Keeping Good Neighbors
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Joran Viers, City Forester with the City of Albuquerque, Parks Management
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How to Start a Honey Queen Program
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Anna Kettlewell, American Honey Queen Chair
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How to Start a Beekeeping Club
Tuesday, March 13, 2014
Chappie McChesney, founder of beekeeping clubs and the North Florida Beekeeping Club
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Beekeeping Websites
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Blake Shook, ABF Director and Chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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Expanding from a Small Scale to Sideline Beekeeper
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Blake Shook, ABF Director and Chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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Bee Biology


Beekeeping 101: Numbers, Boxcars and Bees
Tuesday, March 13, 2013
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Beekeeping 101: Castes; Parthenogenesis and Sex Determination in Honey Bees; Larvae and Pupae Development
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Beekeeping 101: Flight and Foraging Dynamics
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Beekeeping 101: Winter Biology of the Honey Bee
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Beekeeping 101: Internal Organs and Glands That Make Bees Function
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Beekeeping 101: To Be or Not to Be a Bee
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Beginning Beekeeping


So You Think You Want To Be A Beekeeper?
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
James & Chari Elam, Owners of Bluebonnet Beekeeping & Beekeeping Instructors
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The 15 Most Important Things to Know in Beekeeping
Monday, March 28, 2016
Blake Shook, owner and operator of Desert Creek Honey and ABF Board member
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A Comprehensive Introduction to Beekeeping - Part One
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Blake Shook, ABF director and chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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A Comprehensive Introduction to Beekeeping - Part Two
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Blake Shook, ABF director and chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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A Comprehensive Introduction to Beekeeping - Part Three
Monday, November 3, 2014
Blake Shook, ABF director and chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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A Comprehensive Introduction to Beekeeping - Part Four
Monday, November 3, 2014
Blake Shook, ABF director and chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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A Comprehensive Introduction to Beekeeping - Part Five
Monday, November 11, 2014
Blake Shook, ABF director and chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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A Comprehensive Introduction to Beekeeping - Part Six
Monday, November 20, 2014
Blake Shook, ABF director and chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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Evaluating Colonies for New Beekeepers
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Greg Hannaford, owner of Ozark Bee Supply and Chair of the ABF Education Committee
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Seasonal Beekeeping Management


Getting Ready for Winter
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Shane Gabeaur; President of Brush Mountain Bee Farm
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Spring Management of Hives
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, ABF Board Member
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Fall (For Winter) Management
Monday, September 26, 2016
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Beekeeping 101: Fall Hive Management
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Easy Re-Queening
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Greg Hannaford, Chair of the ABF Education Committee and a twenty-year beekeeper
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Specialized Beekeeping Management


No Fear - Starting Colonies in Mini Hives & Taking Them Through Winter
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Al Chubak, Owner of Eco Bee Box
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The Coweta Beekeeping Method - Splits
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Steven Page, Certified Beekeeper in the Georgia Master Beekeeper Program
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Making Nucs in Spring
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tim Tucker, ABF President and owner of Tuckerbees Honey
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Making Nucs! A Beekeeper's Discovery
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Tim Tucker
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Queen Rearing


Queen Rearing
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
David Kelton, author of Alabama Master Beekeeping Program
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Queen Rearing Part 2
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
David Kelton; Author of Alabama Master Beekeeping Program
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Basic Queen Rearing
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Blake Shook, ABF Board Member; Owner, Desert Creek Honey
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Swarming Biology and Management


Swarm Essentials: Biology and Management in Your Hive
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Stephen Repasky, ABF Board Member; Owner, Meadow Street Apiaries
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Beekeeping 101: Swarming
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Feeding and Nutrition of Bees


Honey Bee Nutrition and the Importance of Feeding Your Bees
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Frank Licata, Operations Manager; Mann Lake Ltd.
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Coalition Buzz: Catching up with the Honey Bee Health Coalition
Monday, June 26, 2017
Julie Shapiro; Coalition Facilitator & Sr. Policy Director at Keystone Policy Center
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Healthy Bees - The Key to Winter Survival
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Greg Hannaford, Owner, Hannaford Honey and Tulsa Urban Bee Company
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Nutrition Management for Robust Populations
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Lance Wilson, Certified Master Beekeeper from University of Georgia and Young Harris College GMBP
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Why Do Honey Bees Like Dirty Water?
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Rachael Bonoan, Foundation Scholar
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New Beneficial Microbial Supplements For Honey Bees
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Vera Strogolova, Co-Founder of Strong Microbials
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Honey Houses and Extracting Honey


How to Process Honey for the Small Scale Beekeeper

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 8:00PM ET
Presenter: David Kelton
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Building a Hobbyist, Sideline and Commercial Honey House
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Blake Shook, ABF Director and Chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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Honey Bottling and Honey Marketing


How to Taste & Evaluate Honey: Open to the Public
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Amina Harris, Director; UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center
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Nature's Best: Honey in the Comb
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Jim & Karen Belli; Honey Show Winners
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Preparing Honey Show Entries
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Virginia Webb, Gold Medal Winner for Best Honey in the World
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Beekeeper Gift Boxes: Tips and Tricks for Packaging Your Honey, Beeswax and Other Products for the Holiday Season
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Niki Backes, Owner, Red Headed Honey
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Honey - Who Knew?
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Bear Kelley, President, Georgia Beekeepers Association
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Markets and Marketing
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Blake Shook, ABF Director and Chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee
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Diseases of Honey Bees


Antibiotic Use in Beekeeping: How Does the Industry Comply with New Policies?
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Gerald L. Stokka, DVM, MS, North Dakota State University
Link to archived webinar will be available soon.


Diseases of the Honey Bee Part One: Honey Bee Brood Diseases
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Dr. Marion Ellis, Professor of Entomology and Apiculture Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Diseases of the Honey Bee Part Two: Adult Bee Diseases and Pests
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Dr. Marion Ellis, Professor of Entomology and Apiculture Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Varroa Biology and Management


Mites: Why Are They Important?
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Diana Sammataro, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS Carl Hayden Honey Bee Research Center, and Co-author, Beekeeper's Handbook
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Mite Check 101: The First Annual Mite-A-Thon
Tuesday, September 13, 2017
Dr. Dewey Caron; Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University
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A Queen for All Seasons: Trans-Regional Survivor Stock & Longevity-based Breeding Program
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Melanie Kirby, founder of Zia Queenbees in Northern New Mexico
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Oxalic Acid: A "New" Tool in Varroa Mite Management
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Stephen Repasky, ABF Board Member; Owner, Meadow Street Apiaries
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Establishing a Varroa-Resistant Population in Your Apiary
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Summer Time Treatments
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Mario Jakob, 3rd Generation Beekeeper with D & J Apiary and ABF Board Member
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Know Your Mite Load: The Key to Keeping Healthy Bees
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Greg Hannaford, owner of Ozark Bee Supply
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Effective Varroa Management through IPM
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Lance Wilson, Master Beekeeper
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Pesticides and Honey Bees


Physiology Foundations for Understanding the Honey Bee Response to Insecticides
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Dr. Frank Rinkevich, Baton Rouge USDA-ARS Lab
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Protecting  Beekeepers with Mapping Systems
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
David Westervelt, Assistant Chief, Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection
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Balancing Pesticide Risks and Forage Production to Conserve Bees In and Near Cropland
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Lance Wilson, Master Beekeeper
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Neonicotinoids - Our Toxic Country
Thursday, March 26, 2014
Graham White, Author, Editor, Beekeeper and Conservationist
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EPA: Risk Management for Pesticides
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Tom Moriarty, Team Leader, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Pesticide Re-evaluation Division & Meredith Laws, Branch Chief, Registration Division 
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EPA: Incident Reporting
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Dr. Tom Steeger, Senior Science Advisor, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Environmental Fate and Effects Division
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EPA: Assessing Pesticide Exposure to Bees
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Reuben Baris, Fate Scientist, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Environmental Fate and Effects Division & Dr. Tom Steeger, Senior Science Advisor, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Environmental Fate and Effects Division
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EPA's Framework for Assessing Risks to Bees from Pesticides
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Dr. Tom Steeger, Senior Science Advisor, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Environmental Fate and Effects Division & Kris Garber, Senior Biologist, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Environmental Fate and Effects Division
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EPA Ecological Risk Assessment Process for Pesticides
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Dr. Tom Steeger, Senior Science Advisor, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Environmental Fate and Effects Division
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Pollinators and Pollination


From Bloom to Boom: An Investigation on Oregano for Pollinator Health & Human Wellness
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Melanie Kirby, Professional Apiculturist & Queen Honey Bee Breeder
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Update with the Health of Pollinators: The Threat of Unseen Factors
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Dr. Diana Cox-Foster, Research Leader; USDA-ARS-PWA
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Bee Forage Cover Crops in Orchard Systems
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Billy Synk, Director of Pollination Programs, Apism
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Pollinator Stewardship Council: Education, Advocacy and Action
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Michele Colopy, Program Director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council
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Creating Critical Pollinator Habitat with the Honey Bees and Monarch Butterfly Partnership
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Pete Berthelsen, Director of Habitat Partnerships at Pheasants Forever
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Federal Action Affecting Honey Bees and Pollinators - A Discussion
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Gene Brandi, ABF Vice President, and Fran Boyd, Sr. Vice President, Meyers & Associates
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Beekeeping 101: Pollinators and Pollination
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
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Pollinator Decline and the Managed Honey Bee
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Jerry Hayes, Chief, Apiary Inspection Section for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Plant Industry
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Sustainable and Organic Beekeeping


Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping - A Simple, Sustainable Beekeeping Method for Hobby and Sideliner Beekeepers
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Steven Page, Certified Beekeeper in the Georgia Master Beekeeper Program
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The Coweta Beekeeping Method, Sustainable Beekeeping in the South
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Steven Page, Certified Beekeeper in the Georgia Master Beekeeper Program
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Beeswax Handling and Candle Making


Beeswax & Honey: How It's Made
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Clay "Bear" Kelley; Certified Beekeeper & Certified
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The Art of Beeswax Candles
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Ginger & Gary Reuter; Candle Maker & Technician/Extension Instructor; University of Minnesota Bee Lab
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More than Beeswax!
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Niki Backes, Owner, Red Headed Honey
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