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Welcome to the Limestone County Beekeepers Association

Limestone County
Alabama
Email: lcbees.al@gmail.com

The Eigth Annual North Alabama Beekeepers Symposium Will Held Saturday August 18, 2018 at the Friendship United Methodist Church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Rd, Athens, AL. 35611. Registration is open now. The registration fee is $25.00 per person for pre-registration. The pre-registration deadline is August 10, 2018. Classes and demonstrations were designed to suit the needs of beekeepers at every level of experience: from beginner to advanced. Even those who are just thinking about becoming involved in beekeeping will benefit from attending. Lunch will be provided. *** Registration at the door will be $30.00 ***

8:00 - 8:30 Sign In and Refreshments
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome - Mr. Lionel Evans
8:45-9:15 Dr. Jim Tew Dr. Jim Tew --Taking a Sting with Dignity
9:15-9:25 Break
9:25-10:25 Session 1
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Clarence Collison Applying The Basics Of Honey Bee Biology
B Mr. Randy Hamann Monitoring Africanized Honey Bee Activity
C Mr. Phillip Garrison Getting into Beekeeping: For Beginners
D Mr. Bill Mullins Queen Rearing - Jenter System
E Mr. John Mynard Honey Bee Nutrition: Needs and Supplements
10:25-10:40 Break
10:40-11:40 Session 2
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Jim Tew Making Hard Decisions About Honey Bee Queens
B Mr. Randy Hamann Monitoring Africanized Honey Bee Activity
C Mr.Bob Fanning & Glen Craiger Beginning Beekeeping: 1st Year Progressive 1
D Mr. Wil Montgomery Queen Rearing - Cell Punch Method
E Mr. Wes Caudle Location and Setup of Your New Apiary
F Mr. Todd Mullins How, When, and Why to Feed bees
11:40-1:00 Lunch and Door Prizes
1:00-2:00 Session 3
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Clarence Collison Honey Bee Mating Biology
B Mr. Lonnie Funderburg Floral Sources of Pollen and Nectar
C Mr.Bob Fanning & Glen Craiger Beginning Beekeeping: 1st Year Progressive 2
D Mr. Bill Mullins Queen Rearing - Jenter System
E Mr. Phillip Garrison Harvesting Your Honey Crop
F Mrs. Bonnie Funderburg Lotion Bars
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:15 Session 4
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Clarence Collison The Importance Of Quality Queens
B Dr. Jim Tew The Dancing Bees. An Impossible Achivement
C Mr. Bob Fanning & Glen Craiger Beekeeping: 1st Year progressive 3
D Mr. Todd Mullins When and How to feed Bees
E Mr. John Mynard Checking For Diseases-What To Look For?
*See Map Below for Location Lionel Evans and Greg Rolin Open Hive Demonstration (Weather permitting)
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Session 5
Room Speaker Subject
A Dr. Jim Tew "Our Present Environment -- How Big A Problem is it for our Bees?"
B Mr. Lonnie Funderburg Floral Sources of Pollen and Nectar
C Mr.Bob Fanning & Glen Craiger Beekeeping 1st Year Progressive 4
D Mr. Wil Montgomery Queen Rearing - Cell Punch Method
E Mr. Wes Caudle Location & Setup of your New Apiary
4:30 Main Auditorium Closing Remarks and Evaluations
Classroom Key
Room Location
A Main Auditorium
B Downstairs
C Upstairs - First Classroom
D Upstairs - Second Classroom
E Upstairs - Third Classroom
F Downstairs in the commons area

About our speakers:

Vendors

Several beekeeping supply vendors will be present again this year. Attendees will have the opportunity to order supplies in advance to be picked up at the symposium, thus saving on shipping costs.

The following vendors will be in attendance:


Location

The symposium will be held at the Friendship United Methodist Church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Rd, Athens, AL. 35611

For more information contact Lionel Evans at smoothevans@aol.com.



Open Hive Demonstration Location

Our open hive demonstration will be conducted behind the house of Faye C. Baker, 17690 West Washington St.