Eastern Apicultural Society
EAS Foundation for Honey Bee EAS 2009
Research Award, 2009 EAS 2009 Short Course Schedule
Here’s your chance to explore practical aspects of bee-
A research team from the University of Maryland is the keeping with EAS Master Beekeepers who will be the in-
2009 recipient of the $5,000 Research award for the EAS structors for the Level One Short Course. They are the
Foundation for Honey Bees. Galen Dively, Mike Embrey, ‘been there, done that, what to do and what not to do’
and Terry Patton submitted a request to support their stud- experts from across the spectrum of American Beekeep-
ies titled “Assessment of Potential Exposure Risks to Honey ing. Join the Master Beekeepers to learn how to move be-
Bees from Neonicotinoid Insecticide Use on Cucurbit yond your successful start in beekeeping to achieve suc-
Crops.” The committee recognized their request as worthy cess in subsequent seasons.
of support in our annual effort to recognize and support Our list of comfirmed EAS Master Beekeeper instruc-
bee research using funds from the EAS Foundation. tors is impressive – Rick Cooper, Maine; Bob Cole, North
Galen Dively is a retired Professor at the University of Carolina; Billy Davis, Virginia; Allen Hayes, Maryland; Joe
Maryland, where he has been engaged in extension and Kovaleski, Ohio; Ray Lackey, New York; Landi Simone, New
research since 1972. Dr. Dively is still working full-time Jersey; Barry Thompson, Maryland; Bill & Nancy Troup,
and, among other activities, is involved in risk-assessment Virginia; Kent Williams, Kentucky.
issues of new pesticides to determine the sublethal ef-
fects of imidacloprid on honey bee health. Mike Embrey is Level One
a full-time agricultural technician and extension apicul- Monday
turist for the University of Maryland. He represents the Session One – Housekeeping. Introduction. “You’ve
University on the Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Ex- been keeping bees three to four months. Now
tension Consortium (MAAREC) Task Force and has been what?”
an active participant addressing the pest management cri- Session Two – End of season assessment. Planning
sis facing the beekeeping industry in the Mid-Atlantic Re- for next season.
gion. Terry Patton is a full-time Extension Associate who Session Three – Harvesting the honey crop. Honey
has 20+ years of experience with small plot experimenta- houses. Storage of equipment.
tion involving efficacy testing of insecticides on vegetable Session Four – Marketing your honey. “Moving the
and field crops. His current focus is the testing of new crop.”
active ingredients and insecticide formulations for organic Session Five – Colony management in the fall. Prepa-
agriculture. In this project, Terry will assist in the estab- rations for the change of seasons.
lishment and conduct of the pumpkin experiment and will Session Six – Overwintering
be primarily responsible for implementing the insecticide Session Seven – Spring
regimes. Session Eight – Diseases – detection, identification,
The committee was compelled by the importance of treatment/ management
pesticide exposure to pollinators in field crops using “re-
duced-risk” systemic pesticides. Neonicotinoid insecti- Tuesday
cides, such as imidicloprid, have been questioned as to Level One
their ill-effects on pollinator populations and have even Session Nine – Mites. Integrated Pest Management
been speculated to be responsible for large-scale mortal- (IPM)
ity and Colony Collapse Disorder. The proposed study aims Session Ten – The Joy and Zen of beekeeping
to assess the levels of insecticide residues in pollen and Session Eleven – Summation. Q&A. Feedback on short
nectar of pumpkin blossoms, testing a wide variety of sys- course.
temic pesticides being applied by different techniques (such Merrimack Valley Apiaries Tour for everybody in Level One
as bedding-tray drench and drip irrigation). Findings from and Level Two
this study will be helpful to determine the potential role Evening Q&A
that new insecticide chemistries might play on the health
of the honey bee population, as well as provide recommen- Continued On Page 7
dations for application levels to growers that minimize the
exposure risk to bees. What’s Inside
Congratulations to the University of Maryland research
team – EAS is pleased to support their study because of • Potherings From Our Chairman
its importance to beekeepers and the timeliness of the • A Glimpse of EAS 2009
David T arpy • From The Colonies
NC Director • Your 2009 Registration Form
• 2009 EAS Honey Show Spring 2009
Spring, 2009 1
Potherings from our Chairman… EAS Journal
Journal of the Eastern Apicultural
Greetings from Georgia. I am on queens are not always on the comb and
my way back from Georgia bringing sometimes hide inside the feeder box.
Society of North America, Inc.
packages to southeast Pennsylvania. The first thing I look for when opening Volume 37, Number 2
This is the second trip which makes a the nuc is not the queen but eggs, Jim Bobb
total of nearly 800 packages. The bulk larva, and brood pattern. If the queen Chairman of the Board
of the packages are going to new bee- is not laying or not laying well, we kill 2011 Shearer Road
keepers. All of the classes for new her. Later someone will come through Lansdale, PA 19446
beekeepers have sold out or had to be the yard, fill the feeder boxes, and in-
limited due to room capacity. The in- sert a queen cell. Because the nuc is
terest in beekeeping has sky rocketed. small, it takes careful management to
This year the annual April 1 trip sold keep the correct number of young bees JimBobb@GCT21.net
out in early February – before many of in each nuc. After finding the queen, Kathy Summers
the classes had started. So, we added young bees or a frame of brood might Vice Chairman of the Board & Editor
a second trip. need to be added to the nuc. Or, if 7011 Spieth Road
Greetings from South Carolina. there are two frames of brood, one Medina, OH 44256
Why the increased interest in bee- must be removed so that the nuc does 330.461.1081 (cell)
keeping? Many of the new beekeepers not swarm. If you are interested in
330.725.6677, Ext. 3215
have told me that it was just some- queen raising, come to EAS 2009 and
thing they always wanted to try. But visit a Russian queen breeding yard.
the stories of bee decline in the press Greetings from Delaware and email@example.com
created the spark that ignited the ex- almost home. The time is now 8:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
plosion of new beekeepers. The public a.m. Friday. The last 24 hours we have Kim Flottum
interest in bees has been the silver been moving nonstop. Thursday 2009 President
lining in Colony Collapse Disorder. We started at 6:00 a.m. – that is when the 7011 Spieth Road
have invited Maryann Frazier to EAS crews start shaking bees. Caging Medina, OH 44256
2009 in Ellicottville, New York to give queens started at 10:00. We had
330.722.2021 (home & cell)
us the latest news on CCD and her enough queens by 2:00, packages as-
330.725.6677, ext. 3214 (work)
research on pesticides residues in sembled by 4:00, and truck and trailer
pollen, wax, and honey. loaded by 5:30. Once loaded, we took 330.725.5624 (fax)
Greetings from North Carolina. off immediately and had to keep mov- email@example.com
This is the critical state. Last month, ing to keep the bees from heating up Kent Williams
my trailer had a blowout at 2:00 a.m. in the 88° Georgia heat. The phone 2008 President
on I-95 just south of the Virginia bor- calls are already coming in from anx- 580 State Route 385 North
der. I thought I was well prepared with ious beekeepers wondering if the pack- Wingo, KY 42088-8703
two spare tires and tools, but the steel ages would be arriving on time – looks
wires from the tire wrapped around the like we should arrive home around 9:00
axle and I did not have wire clippers. a.m. Loretta Surprenant
It took me over an hour to loosen each Greetings from Pennsylvania. Secretary
loop of wire, one at a time. The good The sun is up and we have to unload Box 300, 27 County Home Way
thing was that it was at night and the the bees quickly into the cool, dark Essex, NY 12936
evening was cool so the bees did not garage so that they do not overheat. 518.963.7593 (phone & fax)
heat up. Beekeepers are already waiting to pick firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from Virginia. I guess up their bees. The bulk of the new bee-
you are wondering if it is safe to write keepers will arrive around noon for the John Tulloch
an article and drive at the same time. installation demo. The day will not be Treasurer
I am tag-team driving with another over until well after dark as beekeep- P.O. Box 29
driver. It takes about 15 hours driving ers are scheduled to pickup packages Blountville, TN 37617
straight through and I could never all day long. Hopefully tomorrow I will 423.574.1181
make it by myself without stopping – be able to get back to my production email@example.com
and we need to keep moving so that hives to see which ones are thinking
the bees do not heat up. about swarming. Kathy Summers, EAS Journal
Greetings from Maryland. The New Beekeepers Encore I have Editor
queen-raising operation in Georgia was talked a lot about the demand for in- 7011 Spieth Rd, Medina, OH 44256
very impressive. Each mating apiary formation from new beekeepers. This 330.461.1081 • 330.725.6677, ext.
has 500 double-sided nucs, so a pos- summer, our first level short course 3215 • 330.725.5624 FAX
sible 1000 queens can be caught in is designed for beekeepers that are firstname.lastname@example.org or
each yard. Each nuc has two small just starting or want a refresher email@example.com or
frames for brood/honey/pollen and a course. Our EAS Master Beekeepers
feeder box. The frames are only about will be teaching these courses. Since
Please contact me with comments,
5x5" so theoretically you can find the many local and state organizations
suggestions, corrections, things you’d like
queen quickly. However, the young provide beginner beekeeper classes, to see in your Journal.
Continued On Next Page
2 Spring, 2009
Historian’s Report 2009
Historian’s 2009 President’s Message
In 2001, I reported: “Our objective conference and is something of a digital When we first began planning the
in the EAS history department is to child of that print collection. Having first 2009 Conference the world seemed to
gather as much information as pos- started out as an initial collection of ten be a pretty bright place. Although CCD
sible from our past, organize that his- titles deemed to be among the most his- was making a name for itself, the rest
tory on computer, and store it all in at torically important books in the Phillips of the beekeeping world seemed to be
least two different locations.” library, with the support of beekeepers moving along the way it should. We
We have accomplished most of across the United States The Hive and started with some high hopes and
that. The next step will be to complete the Honeybee has since grown to include grand ideas.
the digital archiving of the EAS Jour- over 30 key monographs as well as the Then came historically high fuel
nal. In 2004 we had all issues of the first 40 volumes of the American Bee prices that made extensive travel, in-
journal from 1973 to 1990 commer- Journal, covering the years 1861 through cluding air travel, a double-look topic
cially scanned and entered into CD 1900 of that landmark publication. when it came to our speakers . . . we
format. Now, 76 issues later, copies If the reader of this report has not wanted to reach internationally to cap-
not already digitized, need to be added yet accessed the Hive and The Honey ture voices that were speaking on re-
to the archives. Bee website, at least check it out. ducing chemicals in our beehives, but
Looking back seven years, we can http://bees.library.cornell.edu/. we had to re-evaluate our choices in
be grateful to have had a part in the Many of the authors have a lot to teach light of the cost. This applied to both
development of “The Hive and the us. distance and numbers certainly. Our
Honey Bee” program. In 2002, Chair- We have recently completed an initial intentions were to overwhelm
man Kim Flottum sent President Mike inventory of six boxes of stored mate- attendees with choices – too many
Griggs and this historian to Cornell to rial mostly useless, including finan- choices to be able to see everything.
see if we could include beekeeping rare cial records from 1973-1996, loose leaf But as the season wore on and the
books in the 2002 conference. We were records of past conferences, short recessionary numbers looked bleaker
successful, and Dewey Caron con- courses, honey queen photos (1960- than ever, our overwhelming aspira-
ducted a very well attended workshop 1979), and duplicate journals, etc. tions seemed a bit extreme, too.
at the library. At that time, we and the Finally, it is noteworthy that So as with most things in meeting
library shared missing copies in our webmaster Rick Hough has, for a num- planning, you do the best you can with
collections of the EAS Journal. Sub- ber of years, been providing our excel- what you have. We looked hard at what
sequent work by the library staff has lent EAS website, also worth checking was close at hand and the folks we’ve
produced a remarkable rare book trea- out. www.easternapiculture.org Reg- found have it all together, and have
sure available to us and to future gen- istration for conferences by internet covered our topic – Toward Non-
erations. The website includes the fol- has been and will be an ever increas- Chemical Beekeeping – just fine. You
lowing introduction: ing practice. won’t be disappointed in this confer-
The Everett F. Phillips’ Beekeeping In conclusion, we renew our re- ence I assure you.
Collection at Cornell’s Albert R. Mann quest that if you discover some piece The schedule is elsewhere so take
Library is one of the largest and most of EAS history, please be in touch. The a look at the talented roster we have.
complete apiculture libraries in the world. search never ends, and is always re- But let me tell you about some of the
The Hive and the Honey Bee grew out of warding. activities we’ll have that aren’t quite
a presentation on the Phillips collection Richard C. Chapin, as evident.
at the 2002 Eastern Apiculture Society Steve and Sandy Forrest recently
CHAIRMAN ... Cont. From Page 2
told us that the EAS Conference is the
Ten years is how long I have been best one they go to every year . . . the
the EAS course is designed to take the attending EAS conventions. Over those people who plan these conferences
new beekeeper from September through years, I have made many friends at EAS. take good care of the vendors, but it’s
the second year. Please encourage your I wish that I could keep up with every- the attendees who make the show spe-
new beekeeper friends to attend this one throughout the year, but the con- cial . . . lots of people that enjoy the
short course. ference is one time that I get to meet conference and make the trip just to
A Sad Note I have lost two good and catch up with everyone. I am hop- see them every year. In fact, most of
friends in the last month – my cat ing that all of you make a special point our vendors feel like that . . . and as a
Duke and my goat Stella. They were to register and attend. President Kim result, if you make it to our EAS meet-
mates and kept me company in the Flottum and the people at Bee Culture ing you’ll get to visit 30 or more ven-
beeyard. My friends in Pennsylvania have planned a wonderfully educa- dors who are there to help you be a
often ask me about Stella as I wrote tional meeting this summer at better beekeeper. Vendors are an im-
of her antics in my monthly column. Ellicottville, New York. Although EAS portant part of what we do each year,
Those that attended EAS 2008 in Ken- provides a fantastic learning opportu- so spend as much time as you can find-
tucky saw pictures of her helping to nity, the contacts, friendships, and ing out what’s new, what’s better, and
unwrap the shrink wrap plastic off pal- practical advice from other attendees why. It’s as educational as the speak-
lets, sleeping on the John Deere, and is perhaps even more valuable. ers, and you don’t have to sit and be
waiting for me in the truck to go work See you’all in August. Don’t forget quiet.
bees. They had both been with me for to bring along a story, a veil, and a
close to 10 years. friend. Continued on Page 8
Spring, 2009 3
What’s Happening in Ontario?
Ontario’s Provincial Apiarist Retires
OBITUARY J. Spencer Overholser, 92,
Doug McRory has decided to retire, April 30 2009, from
the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Af- of Wyomissing, PA, died
fairs (OMAFRA). Thursday, April 16, 2009 at
Doug is a graduate of the University of Guelph, with a the Lebanon Veterans Hos-
B.Agr (1968), specializing in apiculture and entomology. He pital.
was the Provincial Apiarist of Manitoba from 1967-1971. Born in Butte, ND he
From 1971-1983 the McRory’s operated a 4200 colony was the son of the late
commercial operation in Manitoba. James Galt and Clara
In 1985 P.W. “Phil” Burke retired from the Provincial Minerva (Groff) Overholser.
Apiarist’s position. With this position open, Doug was en- he would have been married
ticed to return to Ontario and the world of government ex- 67 years on June 15 to Ruth
tension work. He places great importance on the exten- (Schell) Overholser.
sion aspect of the work. After graduating from
In 2002 Doug was the recipient of the Canadian Honey Jamestown (ND) College, he
Council Fred Rathje award to honour the candidate who “ taught school for two years.
has made a significant, positive contribution of innova- He served four years in the
tive, creative and effective effort to our industry.” U.S. Army as Master Ser-
Doug has been involved with or the “lead” in working geant during WWII in the
on many projects that have assisted the bee industry. Some European theater, including Normandy, the Battle of the
of which expand past Ontario’s borders. Bulge, and the liberation of Flossenburg Concentration
To name a few of a long list: Camp.
• Enabling the commercial production of Russian honey After the war the worked as a Food Chemist in Bis-
bee stock in Ontario marck, ND, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Min-
• Facilitating the registration of Apistan and Checkmite+ neapolis, MN and most recently for 23 years as a U.S. patent
in Ontario Examiner in Washington, DC retiring in 1974.
• Working with key beekeepers to develop Best Manage- His many lifelong interests and volunteer service in-
ment Practices for the bee industry cluded the church, Boy Scouts of America, conservation,
• Lobbying for and maintaining Canada’s best bee in- beekeeping, genealogy, history, and the arts.
spection programme Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Christopher
• Actively meeting with all of the 25 local bee associa- J., married to Sara Jo Overholser of Richmond, VA; two grand-
tions in Ontario children, Robert and Terry Anne Overholser; and daughter,
• Advisor to the Tech Transfer Programme Josephine R.O., married to Ole Helleskov of Sacamento,
A 2003 quote by the lead of the Tech Transfer Spencer was the last surviving beekeeping charter mem-
Programme says it all: ber of EAS and a member of the PA Beekeepers Associaiton.
“When talking with a bee inspector this summer, I was He and Ruth attended their last EAS conference in 2000 at
impressed, but not surprised, to hear how highly regarded Salisbury State, MD, along with charter members Arthur
Doug is as a boss. He is supportive, enthusiastic and a and Louise Strang.
friend to those who work as inspectors for him. Having
traveled with Doug this past summer, members of the Tech
Transfer Programme observed his interactions with the bee-
keepers. Doug knows the
families of the beekeepers Doug McRory
and is always welcome in This will be the 7th year that we have held our Honey
their homes. He is directly Exchange. If you're not familiar with what we do, here's
involved in their beekeeping some information. Bring up to three one-pound jars of
operations and offers advice
to improve their business your very best honey, clearly labeled – name, location and
and to improve the bee indus- type of honey. You will be given a ticket for each jar up to
try as a whole. Doug works three. The jars are then put on display for all to check-out
in the bee industry, but he
also is concerned about the
until Friday afternoon. At that time each participant brings
beekeepers themselves.” back their tickets and claims that many jars of whatever
(CHC Hivelights February honey they have been ‘eyeing’ for the week. Of course, you
Don’t be surprised if you
have to get in line early! Check at the registration table
bump into Doug on a lake, for the exact time and location when you turn in your jars
fishing for the “big one”! of honey. This is a great way to bring home some honey
Keith Forsyth that is different from what you normally have.
4 Spring, 2009
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6 Spring, 2009
Monday Level 2 Short Course
Room 1 Room 2 Outside
IPM Lab, Calderone Winter Prep N/S, Collison Reading A Colony, Connor
IPM Continued Indoor Wint, Kozak Grafting, Tarpy
Bee Breeding, Guzman Winter Prep N/S, Collison Mating Nucs, Berry
IPM Lab, Calderone Indoor Wint, Kozak Reading A Colony, Connor
IPM Continues Marketing, Harman Open
Honey House, Flottum Winter Prep N/S, Collison Grafting, Tarpy
Marketing, Harman Bee Breeding, Guzman Mating Nucs, Berry
Tuesday Level two Short Course
Room 1 Room 2 Outside
IPM Lab, Calderone Indoor Wint, Kozak Mating Nucs, Berry
IPM Continued Honey House, Flottum Reading Colony, Connor
Bee Breeding, Guzman Marketing, Harman Grafting, Tarpy
Andy Card Tour
Microscopy Session, Larry Connor
Mrcorscopy sessions will be repeated Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 6:00 AM to 8:00 Am if regis-
tration warrants scheduling additional classes. Classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
EAS Conference Schedule
TOWARD NON-CHEMICAL BEEKEEPING
WEDNESDAY CONFERENCE, (Short Course and Conference meet Jointly)
Time Room 1 Room 2
Introduction Kathy Summers, Moderator Kim Flottum, Moderator
9:00 – 9:45 Tom Seeley Tom Rinderer
Forest Bees and Varroa Mites USDA ARS Russian Honey Bee Breeding
9:45 – 10:30 Dave Tarpy Mike Hood, Morse Award Winner 2009
Mating Numbers Commercial Queens IPM & Beekeeping
The Good News, and The Bad News
10:30 - 11:00 Break In Vendor Area
11:00 – 11:45 Maryann Frazier Tom Seeley
Pesticides In Our Beehives House Hunting By Honey Bees
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch in Vendor and Classroom Area
1:00 – 1:45 Nick Calderone Reed Johnson, Student ‘09
Preparing For The Fall Flow & University of Nebraska
1:45 – 2:30 Andy Card Jennifer Berry
Making Honey, Bees and Sub-lethal effects of Pesticides
3:00 – 3:45 Tom Rinderer Geoffery Williams, Student ‘08
Managing Russian Honey Bees Nosema Study Results
3:45 – 4:30 Allison Van Alten Kitty Keifer
Ontario Beekeepers Tech Transfer Marketing Artisan Honey
BBQ supper at Andy Card’s 5:30 – 9:00
Time Room 1 Room 2
Introduction Will Hicks, Moderator Ed Lafferty, Moderator
9:00 – 9:45 Kent Williams Ross Conrad
Getting To Resistance Managing Pests Other Than Varroa
9:45 – 10:30 Andy Card Ernesto Guzman
Migratory Beekeeping Today Mortality In Overwintered Colonies
10:30 – 11:00 Break In Vendor Area
11:00 – 11:45 Bob Brachmann Janet Tam
For The Bees. More? Or Less? Organic Beekeeping Practices
11:45 – 12:30 Gary Reuter Kirk Webster
Breeding For Hygenic Behavior Producing Bees Without Chemicals
Spring, 2009 Continued on Page 11
EAS PRESIDENT … Cont. From Page 3 bees, Survivor Honey Bees, and Hy- microscopy workshops, our regular
gienic Honey Bees should be the name BBQ and Banquet, the Master
Andy Card and his crew at of the game . . . and it is in spades Beekeeper’s meeting and exam, the
Merrimack Valley Apiaries have jumped this year. Dr. Tom Rinderer, Bob honey exchange and this year’s first
in with all feet to make this meeting Brachmann and Kirk Webster have ev- honey taste contest . . . I’m out of room
special. Merrimack Valley Apiaries is erything you need to know about Rus- and out of breath. There’s more to ex-
a 20,000 colony migratory beekeeping sians, and Kent Williams and Adam plore at EAS 2009. Come and be a part
operation based in Massachusetts, Finkelstein have lots of information on of this fantastic meeting. Bring a
New York and Mississippi. They polli- Survivor Queens, and Gary Reuter has friend, or three. You won’t see a meet-
nate a variety of crops . . . cranberries everything you need to know about se- ing like this again. I guarantee it.
and blueberries and more, make a lecting for hygienics in your bees. You Kim Flottum, President, EAS 2009
bundle of nucs for sale every spring, want resistance to Varroa mites . . .
and produce a premium variety of hon-
eys and specialty crops. They have a
here are the answers you have been
We will be having our regular auction
large extraction plant just down the Dr. Tom Seeley, from Cornell will Thursday night after the BBQ.
road from the Conference Center, and be joining us too, talking about swarm- We will also have a Chinese Auction
we’ll get to see all their equipment, ing behavior and showing, in the bee- where you purchase raffle tickets and take
watch how they make nucs, find out yard, how it all works. Come listen to a chance on an item that you like.
about commercial scale migratory pol- the workers pipe and watch the danc- Our vendors are always very gener-
lination, and learn their unique mar- ers dance. It’s a rare and special mo- ous as are all of you. We appreciate your
keting tips. Plus, on Wednesday night, ment when we have scientists of this donations and hope you will consider a do-
they’ll host our pig roast and chicken caliber share their wisdom and expe- nation this year. Remember one beekeeper’s
BBQ, with music, a bit of beer to wash rience. Don’t miss this wonderful op- trash is another beekeeper’s treasure. We’d
it all down with, and some extra en- portunity. You’ll tell your grandchil- like to encourage you to bring bee stuff
tertainment. Merrimack Valley Apiar- dren about this. for kids - books, toys, games, clothes, cos-
ies has rolled out the red carpet for There’s so much more of course. I tumes. These are just some ideas to get
EAS . . . you don’t want to miss this haven’t even mentioned the two level you thinking. Look through those things that
special treat. short course on Monday, Tuesday and you haven’t used or even looked at in a while.
Since the main focus of this meet- Wednesday, the workshops on Thurs- Someone else might just be waiting for it.
ing is Toward Non-Chemical Beekeep- day and Friday afternoon, the visit to Anthony Simpson from Ohio will be our
ing, finding out about Russian honey a Russian Queen Breeding yard, the auctioneer this year.
8 Spring, 2009
EAS ’09 Short Course/Conference Registration
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FIRST & LAST
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EMAIL: ____________________________________________________ Would you like to receive the Journal by email? ______
For The Name Tags – Please list name, city and state of each person attending.
a. ________________________________________________ c. ________________________________________________
b. ________________________________________________ d. ________________________________________________
1. EAS DUES $25/Annual (Single or Family); $250/Life Member (includes family); .......... $___________
EAS Dues must be paid to attend this conference.
EAS SHORT COURSE - August 3-5, 2009
Short Course Fees – $159/person, includes lunch everyday all three days Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
2. Short Course Level 1 - First & Last Name(s) ______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________ ______ x $159 = $ _______
3. Short Course Level 2 - First & Last Name(s) ______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________ ______ x $159 = $ _______
EAS MAIN CONFERENCE - August 5-7, 2009
Main Conference officially begins WEDNESDAY MORNING at 9:00 a.m. Don't Forget!
Conference Fees – $169/person includes lunch everyday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
4. First & Last Name(s) ___________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________ ______ x $169 = $ ______
ONE DAY FEE $70/person/day
5. First & Last Name(s) ___________________________________________________________________________
Which day(s) _____ Wed. _____ Thur. _____ Fri. # ______x $70 x # _____days = $ _________
SPECIAL EVENTS Children under 18 attending Special Events must be accompanied by an adult.
WEDNESDAY . . .
6. Pig Roast & BBQ Chicken – Preregistration required. # ______ x $15.00/ Person $ ______
Offisite at the home of our host Andy Card & Merrimack Valley Apiaries
Pig Roast Total $______
THURSDAY . . .
7. BBQ – Preregistration required. # ______ x $28/ Person $ ____________
Local Cuisine Prepared by Holiday Valley Chefs BBQ Total $______
FRIDAY . . .
8. Banquet – Preregistration required. # ______ x $30/ Person $ ____________
Featuring Gourmet Holiday Valley Chef’s Choice Buffet Banquet Total $______
Special Event Total $______
Page 1 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$________
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9. Donation to Honey Bee Research Fund (help us help honey bees) .................................. $ ______
10. Donation to Speaker and Education Fund (help us help EAS members) ........................ $ ______
If you have questions regarding registration contact
John Tulloch, 423.574.1181 Page 2 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$________
(Honey Bee Research & Speaker Fund Gifts)
Grand Total ....................... $
Mail this form with check or MasterCard or VISA # to
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MasterCard or Visa #_____________________________________________ 3-digit # from back of card _________ Exp. date __________
Send form and check to: EAS 2009 - John Tulloch, P.O. Box 29, Blountville, TN 37617
You can also register online with a credit card at www.easternapiculture.org
MICROSCOPY WORKSHOP – SIGN UP WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Two hours of anatomy, physiology, botany, structure, form and function. See it all,
enlarged. This workshop will be instructed by Dr. Larry Connor and others. Microscopes
furnished by The Microscrope Store.
The first of these sessions will be held Tuesday Evening, 7-9 p.m. If there is enough
interest we will add two more sessions as needed – Wednesday Morning 6-8 a.m. and
Thursday Morning 6-8 a.m. to be filled consecutively as each previous session is full.
There is room for 12 per session, so the maximum we can accommodate is 36. You will sign
up upon arrival at EAS 2009. The cost will be $50. WE ARE NOT TAKING RESERVATIONS
FOR THIS WORKSHOP IN ADVANCE, SIGN UP WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND PAY WITH
CHECK, CASH OR CREDIT CARD AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE.
ADDITIONAL HELPFUL INFORMATION
HOLIDAY VALLEY – You will need to make your hotel reservations with Holiday Valley on your own.
You will have the option of purchasing breakfast tickets when you reserve your room. Be sure and
mention you are with EAS and the beekeepers when you call. If you are staying at a different
hotel, breakfast will be on your own. Breakfast is not a part of your EAS Registration fee. Please visit
www.holidayvalley.com to learn more about the facilities at Holiday Valley. Or visit
www.ellicottvilleny.com to see what other options are available. There are several hotels, B&Bs and
camping options close by.
MEALS – Lunch is included in your EAS registration fee and you will need to make sure you have
your name tag each day to identify you. That is what will get you lunch – your name tag. This starts
Monday with Short Course. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night dinner is on your own. We encourage
you to explore the area. There are many restaurants to choose from in Ellicottville and the surround-
SPECIAL EVENTS – Wednesday Night – You don’t want to miss this one. Andy Card and his crew at
Merrimack Valley Apiaries has graciously agreed to host a pig roast for us at their site, which is only
a few minutes away from Holiday Valley. We will have a pig roast and chicken and all of the fixins.
There will be beer and soda furnished with the purchase of your meal. And we’ll have some music for
entertainment. It will be a fun night.
Thursday Night BBQ – Our traditional night of food and fun will take place onsite at Holiday Valley.
We have not chosen the final menu yet, but it will be prepared by Holiday Valley Chefs. Our auction
will be held after the BBQ.
Friday Night Banquet – This will be our traditional buffet. Jim Tew of Ohio is our banquet speaker.
10 Life Member, Master Beekeeper, Divelbiss and Honey Show awards will be presented. Spring, 2009
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch In The Vendor and Classroom Area
Workshops in the afternoon (see below)
BBQ and Auction at supper
Time Room 1 Room 2
Introduction Moderator Jim Bobb Moderator TBA
9:00 – 9:45 Ross Conrad Gary Shilling
Just Say No To Antibiotics The Current Economy and Your Business
9:45 – 10:30 Adam Finkelstein Paul Kozak
Breeding Bees To Perform W/O Treatment Indoor Wintering
10:30 – 11:15 Break In Vendor Area
11:15 – 11:45 Gary Reuter Chris Heintz
Importance Of Drones/Raising Queens What Project Apis m is Doing For
Bee Health Evaluations
11:45 – 12:30 Business Meeting Room 2
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch In Vendor and Classroom Area
Tour of Andy Card’s Facility/Workshops
Banquet in Evening
These speakers and topics are tentatively scheduled. There may be some changes will be published in the
Summer Journal and on our website.
1:30 – 2:15
1. Ernesto Guzman, African Honey Bee Update/Overview
2. Joanne Thomas, Bee Fit For The Beeyard
3. Dave Duncan, removing Bees From Structures
4. Jennifer Berry/Gary Reuter, Raising Queens
5. beeyard – Tom Seeley, Eaves Dropping On The Scout Bees Swarm Debate, part 1
6. beeyard – Will Hicks, Don Hopkins, Jennifer Keller
7. beeyard – Master Beekeepers
2:30 – 3:15
1. Larry Connor, Chemical free queen breeding
2. Joe and Sue Koveleski, Award winning candles
3. Peter Sieling, Beeswax Wood Finishes
4. Maryann Fraiser, Overview of Colony Collapse Disorder
5. beeyard – Tom Seeley, Eaves Dropping On The Scout Bees Swarm Debate, part 2
6. beeyard – Will Hicks, Don Hopkins, Jennifer Keller
7. beeyard – Master Beekeepers
3:00 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:30 Russian Breeder Beeyard visit with Bob Brachmann, Tom Rinderer, Mike Potoczak, Charlie Harper. Plus, mite
sampling and diagnosis for varroa, tracheal mites and nosema with Ontario Tech Transfer Team.
3:30 – 4:15
1. Claire Waring, Award winning photography
2. Ellen Harnish, Encaustic painting
3. Ann Harman, Design Your Dream Honey House
4. Adam Finkelstein, Sare Grant Work:
5. beeyard - Master Beekeepers
4:45 – 5:30
1. Robert Brewer, European honey judging
2. Roberta Glatz, Topic TBA
3. Margaret Reid, Teaching The Public About Bees
4. Jim Bobb, Honey Plants You Should Know
5. beeyard – Master Beekeepers
Spring, 2009 Continued on Next Page
Workshops … Cont. From Page 11
2009 Instrumental Insemination
1:30 – 2:15 Three Day Course
1. Mike Hood, Small Hive Beetle Join us September 9th -11th, 2009, for the first annual
2. Peter Seiling, Building A Better Beehive instrumental insemination course taught by Dr. Joseph
3. Larry Connor, Chemical Free Queen Breeding Latshaw. This course is designed to help individuals learn
4. Ben Slay, Ergonomics and Beekeeping the science of instrumental insemination and the art of
5. beeyard – Ross Conrad, Splits perfecting this valuable technique. Course attendance will
6. beeyard – Jennifer Berry/Gary Rueter, Queen be limited in order to maximize the benefits of a small
Production group setting. Ample opportunities for individualized
7. beeyard – Kirk Webster, Splits and Resistant Bees instruction and plenty of practice will be provided.
Dr. Latshaw has over 20 years of beekeeping experience
2:30 – 3:15 and specializes in the design and production of award
1. Jim Tew, Topic TBA winning instrumental insemination equipment. Dr. Latshaw
2. Gary Shilling, Keeping Bees In The Wilds Of New has designed two insemination devices: the Latshaw
Jersey Instrument and the new Latshaw Micro Instrument. Dr.
3. Sherry Ferrell, Gift & Craft Ideas Latshaw’s instrumental insemination skills and his
4. Duane Waid, Everything Candles extensive background in honey bee genetics have allowed
5. beeyard – Jennifer Keller/Dave Tarpy him to significantly contribute to the beekeeping community
6. beeyard – Jennifer Berry/Gary Rueter, Queen by providing exceptional breeder stock to commercial queen
Production Continued and honey producers across the United States. Locally, Dr.
7. beeyard – Master Beekeepers Latshaw has assisted the Ohio Queen Project in developing
superior stock around the state.
3:15 – 3:45 Break In The Vendor Area Dr. Latshaw has spent hundreds of hours teaching
beekeeping skills, and he is a frequently sought after
3:45 - 5:00 speaker. Join him for this great opportunity to learn the
1. Sherry Ferrell, Cooking With Honey instrumental insemination technique. Applications are
required. Enrollment will be closed when the course is full.
3:45 – 5:30 – Tour to Andy Card’s extracting facility Please visit www.latshawapiaries.com for additional
including additional information and an application.
Tour of Indoor Wintering Facility The total cost per participant is $780 – $480 course
registration and three days of instruction; $300 room and
6:30 Banquet, Award Ceremony, Pass The Gavel to board: includes overnight accommodations for four nights
North Carolina, Banquet Speaker Jim Tew (9/8-9/11) and all meals.
We look forward to working with you. Latshaw Apiaries
~ 6050 Harlem Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054 ~
Helpful Hints For EAS 2009 614.855.9065
If you are staying at about an hour drive to
Holiday Valley you need to
be aware that there are no
Ellicottville and Holiday Val-
ley Resort. There is a local
elevators in the guest room taxi – 716.375.8294 or In the Winter 2009 issue Pennsylvania should have
areas. So if stairs are an 716.945.1305 and Georgio’s we printed our membership been listed as a Master Bee-
issue for you please when Limousine – 716.683.7455, list. As always happens there keeper.
you call to make your res- www.giorgioslimousine.com are some corrections to men- I got some responses to
ervation be sure and re- To find out more infor- tion. I’m sure this is not all my inquiry about usage of
quest a ground floor room. mation and about other ho- of them, but if you continue this printed list. All of the
If you are staying at tels, B&Bs and camp- to let me know, I will do my responses I did get were
Holiday Valley breakfast grounds in the area visit best to get the corrections positive asking that we con-
can be included in your room www.ellicottvilleny.com and made before we reprint in tinue to do this approxi-
costs. When you call to www.holidayvalley.com. the future. mately once a year. So we
make your reservation you When you register for First, I neglected to dis- will continue to update and
will have the option to in- the Short Course and/or tinguish Vermont. I mixed try to be as accurate with the
clude breakfast and you will Conference this fee in- them in with Virginia. The list as we can. Please under-
receive tickets when you ar- cludes your lunch each day. names listed at the end of stand we are only human
rive. It will be a wonderful You will need your nametag the Virginia list from George and there will be errors, but
hot breakfast which will be to receive lunch, so please Gillispie through Enoch we’ll do the best we can.
served each morning in the remember to have it with Thompkins should have Thank you for your con-
meeting room area – not in you. Supper Sunday, Mon- been under the heading Ver- tinued input and sugges-
the hotel. day and Tuesday will be on mont. tions as to how to make the
If you are considering your own and we encourage Our Director from Mary- Journal better for our mem-
flying to EAS 2009 please you to visit Ellicottville. land, David Morris should bers.
know that Buffalo is the There are many local res- have had Life member sta- Kathy Summers
closest airport and it is taurants to try. tus indicated. Joe Bayer from Editor
12 Spring, 2009
2009 EAS Roger Morse Award
Dr. Wm. Michael Hood has been Southeastern Branch Meeting, the 39th for trade journals, and has prepared
chosen for the 2009 Roger A. Morse Apimondia International Apicultural Extension publications. His most re-
Outstanding Teaching/Extension Ser- Congress, the 8th International Bee Re- cent publication was a result of an in-
vice/Regulatory Award, supported by search Association Conference on vitation from Encyclopaedia Britannica
the Anita Weiss Fund. Tropical Bees and VI Encontro Sobre to write a featured article on “Honey
Dr. Hood has been involved in api- Abelhas, the 15 th National Congress Bees and CCD” which was published
culture teaching, extension service, or of Apiculture of France, and the 40th in the 2009 Book of the Year.
regulatory service at Clemson Univer- Apimondia International Apicultural Dr. Hood teaches Apiculture (ENT
sity since 1988. He joined the depart- Congress. 308) in alternate years. Student evalu-
ment as a full-time regular faculty Dr. Hood implemented a number ations show he is an effective instruc-
member in 1995. Prior to that, Mike of innovative apiculture extension pro- tor who provides valuable hands-on
had a joint appointment with the en- grams in SC. In 1996, he initiated the learning experiences. As one example,
tomology department and the Depart- SC Master Beekeeper Program. Mike co- he has involved several of the students
ment of Plant Industry and served as authored the program’s Resource in that course as instructors for the
the State Apiarist & Extension Apicul- Guide which contains the Instructors staff and inmates participating in
turist. Mike’s current apiculture ap- Manual, lesson plans, and background Project Bee 2000. This service learning
pointment 68% extension, 10% teach- information. He currently serves both project was supported by a Clemson
ing, and 22% research. as an instructor in this program as University Innovation Fund Award.
Dr. Hood began here by assisting well as the program administrator. As In addition to his formal classroom
beekeepers in the management of Var- such, he is responsible for coordinat- teaching, Dr. Hood develops and con-
roa mites and tracheal mites. In addi- ing training sessions, grading written ducts in-service training sessions and
tion to his efforts to assist beekeep- and practical exams, helping maintain short courses for county extension per-
ers to deal with those two introduced program records, and preparing and sonnel and beekeepers throughout SC,
pests, he is now working with them to presenting completion certificates to and is regularly invited to participate
include management of the small hive those who achieve one of the four pro- in similar activities in both GA and
beetle. Mike has oriented his exten- gram levels. Over 575 SC beekeepers NC. He also is regularly invited to
sion and research activities toward the have achieved at least the certified speak on a variety of topics that have
development, evaluation, and imple- level of the SC Master Beekeeper Pro- included: honey bees, Africanized bees,
mentation of effective and efficient in- gram since its inception. He also has wax moths, imported fire ants, honey
tegrated management strategies for initiated Project Bee Extension in which bee pollination, general entomology,
these pests. he has trained County Extension Per- protecting pollinators from pesticides,
Dr. Hood is actively involved with sonnel located throughout the state and many others. His audiences are
the SC Beekeepers Association which to serve as the first point of contact equally diverse ranging from volunteer
he has served as Executive Secretary for honey bee related issues. He also fire departments, to church groups, K-
for the past 21 years. For the past 20 initiated an apiculture program, Project 12 students, civic organizations, and
years, Mike has served as editor of the Bee 2000, at Broad River Correctional garden clubs.
“News for SC Beekeepers” which is a Institution in Columbia, SC. Under his Dr. Hood is an active member of
newsletter mailed to over 2,050 bee- instruction and administration, 75 the American Association of Profes-
keepers and is on the department horticultural staff or inmates at Broad sional Apiculturists since 1995. Over
website, www.bugs.clemson.edu. Dr. River Correctional Institution com- the years, he has served on many
Hood’s high profile extension apicul- pleted the certified level of the SC AAPA committees and served as Vice
ture program is recognized at the state, Master Beekeeping Program. As a re- President in 2006, Program Chair of
regional, national, and international sult of the project, the Department of the 2007 American Bee Research Con-
levels. He regularly interacts with api- Corrections has established and main- ference, and President in 2007-2008.
culturists in GA, NC, and FL. He has tained honey bee colonies that provide AAPA’s membership is made up of api-
given presentations at many EAS an- honey for consumption in the dining culture extension, research, and regu-
nual conferences. In addition to his facilities while serving as pollinators latory specialists along with others in
state and regional activities, he has on their vegetable and fruit production the U.S. and Canada.
given invited presentations on small farms. Dr. Hood is also an active mem-
hive beetle pest management at the Dr. Hood developed a very produc- ber in NC508, a group of apicultural
joint meetings of the 7th International tive research program that is strongly scientists from throughout the U.S.
Beekeeping Research Association Con- linked to his extension activities on who meet annually to plan and coordi-
ference on Tropical Bees, Management Varroa mite, tracheal mite, and small nate bee extension and research
and Diversity & 5th Asian Apicultural hive beetle integrated management. projects. He served as the Secretary
Association Conference the 37 t h He has 21 refereed publications, with of NC508 in 2007 and was the Chair of
Apimondia International Apicultural two others in preparation or submit- this group of scientists for 2008. In the
Congress, the 2nd International Con- ted for publication, based on his work role of Chair of this organization, he
ference on Africanized Honey Bees and at Clemson. In addition to his refer- assumed the lead role in coordinating
Bee Mites, the 13th International Con- eed publications, Mike has authored the affairs of the group and wrote the
gress of Actualisation in Beekeeping, two, and co-authored two, book chap- annual research proposal.
the Entomological Society of America ters on honey bee pests, has written Congratulations Dr. Hood.
Spring, 2009 13
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A major finding of this work was EAS is proud to honor his work at the
that honey bees are notably deficient EAS Conference this summer, and en- Phone: 936.825.2333
in defense genes of all descriptions, courages you to attend and learn from
including those encoding detoxification his presentation. FAX: 936.825.3642
enzymes, which may account for the Congratulations to Dr. Johnson.
extreme sensitivity of honey bees to Be sure to meet Dr. Johnson and at- E-mail: email@example.com
pesticide exposure. Of landmark im- tend his talk at Holiday Valley.
14 Spring, 2009
2009 Honey Show NC State Beekeepers
The typical EAS Annual Show is North Carolina State Beekeep- Bees without Foundation or Chemicals,
taking a rest this year. Participation has ers invite all new or experienced bee- Natural Queen Rearing, Cooking with
been considerably down the past keepers to the 2009 NCSBA Summer Honey and Bee Venom Therapy.
couple of years so we’ve decided to Meeting. The theme is “Natural Bee- Speakers and workshop leaders in-
scale back and keep it very simple for keeping in the Face of Diseases and clude Steve Pernal, Roger Simonds,
2009. We’re only doing the “Black Jar” Pests.” It will be held at Wilkes Com- Mark Carroll, Holly Wantuch, Buddy
Class - see below. There will be a $5 munity College (www.wilkescc.edu) in Marterre, Virginia Webb, Jennifer Berry,
entry fee and the winner will receive a Wilkesboro, NC from noon on Thurs- Ann Harman, John Ambrose, David
ribbon and half of the entry money. day, July 9 until the afternoon of Sat- Tarpy, Don Hopkins and many others.
Robert Brewer, EAS Director from urday, July 11, 2009. For fun, there will be an Apple Or-
Georgia and International Honey Judge Featured talks will include chard Tour, a Wine Grapes Tour (com-
will be judging your honey. Nosema, Small Hive Beetles, Ameri- plete with a home wine making demon-
Entries will be accepted can Foulbrood, Non-Chemical Control stration), and tours of the newly ex-
Wednesday August 5 from 10:30 a.m. of Varroa Mites, Pesticide Residues in panded Brushy Mountain Bee Farm. The
to 1:00 p.m. Check at the registra- Honey Beehives, and Certified Natu- Awards Banquet will be hosted by Steve
tion desk for location. rally Grown Queens, Bees, Honey and and Sandy Forrest at Brushy Mountain
Wax. Workshops are planned on Us- Bee Farm.
Black Jar of Extracted Honey ing Your Own Wax for Foundation, For more information visit
1. One jar of extracted honey, any color; Reducing Honey Bee Stress, Keeping www.ncbeekeepers.org. Don’t miss it!
2. Exhibitor will enter honey in their own opaque con-
3. Honey will be judged solely on the merits of its taste;
4. Exhibitors may remove their entry any time on the
last day of the conference.
The Magazine of American Beekeeping
Hopes You Enjoy EAS 2009 in Ellicottville,
New York at Holiday Valley Conference Resort
Come And Enjoy The Short Course,
The Conference and All The Exciting Activities
We Have Planned During This Very Special
We Hope To See You There
The Staff of Bee Culture Magazine
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BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING nors for donations that qualify as tax de- nity to deal with restraints, guidelines, etc.
March 14, 2009, West Chester, PA duction. They have the capability to accept All voted in favor of the motion.
not only money; but they can accept other Past President’s Report EAS 2008:
Call to order: Chairman, Jim Bobb assets such as stock certificates, bonds, The Board stated it was a great confer-
called the Eastern Apicultural Society of and CD’s for deposit into an EAS trust ac- ence in all aspects. EAS 2008 made a profit
North America to order at 5:30 p.m. on Sat- count. This capability is a service that is of $4048.47.
urday, March 14, 2009. important for our membership when they A motion was made by Kim Flottum
Roll Call: In order for a director to be make charitable contributions. and seconded by Dave Pergemon to
able to vote their State/Provincial dues need The finance committee also took up amend the agenda to accommodate those
to be paid. New York and Ontario have not the issue of how much risk would be pru- on the conference call. All voted in favor of
paid yet. dent for an EAS investment. The dollar the motion.
Present: Jim Bobb, PA; Kim Flottum, amount agreed was $20,000. This num-
OH; Kathy Summers, OH; Loretta ber was arrived at by considering how Sites:
Surprenant, NY; John Tulloch, DE; David much money was considered “rainy day EAS 2011: Ed Lafferty and Everett
Peregmon, NJ; Ray Lackey filling in for funds,” the maturity dates of the CD EAS Zurlinden, RI reported that they had been
Aaron Morris, NY; Dan Conlon, MA; Gerry currently possesses the amount of cash to the University of Rhode Island to negoti-
Fitzgerald, WVA; Joe Kovaleski, OH; John in the Edward Jones money market fund, ate a date. There seems to be a high
Baker, CT; Warren Miller, PA; David Morris, cash on hand, and the Society’s cash flow. school group of around 1500-2000 kids
MD. On Conference Call: Dave Tarpy, NC; $40,000 has been collected for life who attend there each year and the Uni-
Ed Lafferty, RI; Carol Cottrill, ME; Steve membership over the years and none of versity will not commit to EAS’ August meet-
Genta, SC; Barry Thompson. that money has ever been rolled into pay- ing date until they hear from the school
Director’s Absent: Billy Davis, VA, ing EAS Operations costs. Next we con- group first. Ed and Everett asked the board
Robert Brewer, GA; Jim Carmack, AL; Jim sidered cash flow. In simple terms EAS what the latest date was that the university
Garrison, TN; Toni Downs, KY; Warren has several large expenses between now could commit. The board said that we
Seaver, DE; Keith Forsyth, ONT. and when the pre-registration income be- would need to know by August 1, 2009 so
Secretary’s Report: A motion was gins to flow in. Those expenses are the we could report to the EAS membership.
made by Ray Lackey and seconded by Kim $5,000 research grant, approximately Another option would be to see if the Uni-
Flottum that the minutes be accepted with $2,500 for an issue of the “Journal,” an as versity had availability in the month of July.
a minor correction. All board members yet unspecified amount to deposit for the If this could not be worked out perhaps we
voted in favor of the motion. conference facilities and $2,500 in normal could ask Virginia to host the conference
Treasurer’s Report: The Balance operating expenses. By limiting EAS’s ini- in 2011 instead of 2012.
Sheet as of December 31, 2008 showed tial investment to $20,000 ample funds will EAS 2009: Short Course: Barry Th-
total liabilities and equity of $129,700.25. be available to supplement cash flow, and ompson and the Master Beekeepers will
Profit & Loss Income January-December deal with unanticipated requirements. be in charge of the beginners Short
2008 showed $4048.47. EAS Budget over- Finally, the finance committee took up Course. There will be eight sessions on
view January-December 2009 net income the issue of Foundation management the first day and four sessions on the 2nd
$-3,810.00 A motion was made by John fees. Foundation management fees range day. We have about 20 master beekeeper
Baker and seconded by Davis Morris to up to 1% of the assets under management, speakers on the program. Compensation
accept the report pending audit. All board but not less than $250/yr. The finance com- for the Master Beekeepers who attends &
members voted unanimously in support mittee considers these fees to be accept- teaches Short Course Level 1 & Level II
of the motion. able and the risk to be minimal. will attend for free. EAS will pay for regis-
The Finance committee has been con- Therefore: the EAS Finance Commit- tration and lunch. The Short Course is bud-
sidering how to increase EAS’ income. tee recommends that EAS invest $20,000 geted for 100 attendees with a registration
Additional income is needed if EAS is to with the Delaware Community Foundation fee of $159.00.
grow in its ability to provide superior train- in their Traditional Pool balanced fund President’s Report EAS 2009 NY: to
ing courses and conferences. which is 65% equities and 35% fixed in- be held at the Holiday Valley Conference
A second issue that the Finance com- come with a goal of conservative growth, Center in Ellicottville, NY August 3-7, 2009.
mittee looked at was the financial man- capital appreciation and principal preser- Conference registration cost will be in the
agement of EAS’s investments. (Note: vation. $170 range which will include lunch and
None of EAS current investments have lost A motion was made by Gerry Fitzgerald based upon 275 attendees. The cost of a
value and all are insured). and seconded by David Morris to use Dela- room is in the range of $160/night which
Therefore the committee has been in ware Community Foundation as our invest- includes breakfast. Parking is free at the
contact with the Delaware Community ment firm. All voted in favor of the motion hotel and at the meeting room parking lots.
Foundation, a professional money man- expect for Kim Flottum who abstained. Kim Flottum noted that EAS ‘09 has a nega-
agement firm that provides investment After much discussion, a motion was tive budget.
services to non-profit organizations like made by John Baker and seconded by Dan There will be two levels of beekeep-
EAS. The Delaware Community Founda- Conlon that EAS invest $20,000 in the Tra- ing. The Advanced Bee Class will be
tion is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization ditional Account with the Delaware Com- headed up by Kim Flottum and Nick
and essentially what they do is act as a munity Foundation. $10,000 will be taken Calderone. The beginner’s session will be
trustee for their clients. They pool the funds from the HBR and $10,000 from the gen- spearheaded by Barry Thompson,
on deposit with them for investment and eral operating fund with profits and losses Clarence Collison and the Master Bee-
then provide all the administrative services, rolled back into each account. All voted in keepers.
such as, writing the trust agreement, and favor of the motion. Webpage: will include each day’s
accounting for all income and disburse- A motion was made by Ray Lackey and schedule, a short description of the events
ments to the individual trusts they man- seconded by John Baker to give John of each day, contact information for local
age. Additionally they prepare and mail the
Spring, 2009 Tulloch the authority to work with the Dela- 17
documentation required by the IRS to do- ware Community Trust executive commu- Continued on Next Page
hotels, B&Bs, camping and trailer parks. interested, Loretta can provide the expec- tee people.
The Registration Form will be up on the tations for the committee. Resolutions: Resolutions will be pre-
webpage by May 1st. Registration closes sented at EAS ’09.
July 1 as we need numbers to Holiday Val- EAS 2010: will be held at Appalachian Historian: The Historian report is due
ley by August 1st. State University in Boone, NC. August 2-6, at EAS ’09 NY.
Special Events: A tour of Bob 2010. The site inspection has been done. Life Members: No report.
Brackmann’s Queen Breeding and Andy There is no budget available now as the Nominations: Nominating Chairper-
Car’s Honey House will be part of the ac- University is reluctant to give budget num- son is needed. An official letter must be
tivities. There will be a Pig Roast & BBQ, bers at this time. There are some parking submitted from each state nominating
Annual Banquet and an auction. A micros- issues and the University if concerned their candidate for director to the EAS
copy workshop as well as other workshops about having bees on the premises. They board.
will be offered. Some sessions are off site will ask the Department of Ag & Markets to The following nominations are
and transportation will be needed. work with them giving them assurance. It needed:
Dave Morris suggested doing a mar- was suggested that we have a video tape President 2010
keting survey from the questionnaires available showing how other places had Master Beekeeper
handed out and filled out by the participants no problem with the bees. There is plenty Director Nominations: GA, OH, ONT,
from the previous years. The “Waggle” will of meeting room space and the dorms are PA, SC, VA
be published again this year. It was sug- within walking distance. Meal prices are Vacant states:
gested that we have special classes or reasonable. Dave Tarpy said he is trying to NH, MS, VT, WI, LA, IL, IN, MI, FL.
group sessions such as a Queen Breed- do a session to train the trainees. Confer- Vacant Provinces: Newfoundland, New
ers class to talk about their interest to help ence grants up to $10,000 are available Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, PEI.
encourage more attendance. and he might need letters of support. Website: Steve Genta stated that the
Chairman’s Report: Jim Bobb re- A motion was made by Kathy Sum- website looks good. A question was raised
ported on the following: mers/Flottum and seconded by Dave Mor- as to how many hits our website get. It was
Speaker & Education Fund Update ris to authorize $2000 as seed money to stated that tracking is done by Rick Hough.
We will be offering the option to do- EAS 2010 for promotional material. All
nate to both Honey Bee Research and the voted in favor of the motion. An amendment Old Business:
Speaker and Education Fund on the con- was made to send $500 now with the re- Conference Call/Teleconferencing:
ference application form and the member- maining balance by June 1st. All voted in EAS used a different Conference call co-
ship renewal forms. favor of the amendment. ordinator. The participants on the confer-
Longwood Gardens will donate to the ence call said it was better than at the Oc-
Speaker and Education Fund in exchange Committees: tober meeting. It was hard to hear when
for work to support their 2009 theme of Editorial Report: Kathy Summers re- everyone was talking at once and if a per-
pollination in the garden. ported that the electronic Journal was go- son was soft spoken.
Sources of funding include: ing well. David Morris said that in order to Young Beekeeper’s Award: No report.
• Finding grants and charities that might read the newsletter it needs to be horizon-
contribute to our funds tal but Kathy said that was not possible. New Business:
• Encouraging members and friends to The deadline for the Journal is April 15th. Next Board of Director’s Meeting:
include EAS as a beneficiary in their wills Membership: Dan Conlon reported Tuesday, August 2009 at 5 p.m. at Holi-
and life insurance that we all need to promote the NY Confer- day Valley.
Other avenues to pursue are wel- ence. Our goals should be to try to bring in High Speed Internet: Loretta
come. different kinds of members. We need to try Surprenant said that she has dial up and it
Education & Outreach Committee to get more sponsorship which fall under keeps getting worse. There is no cable
Proposal to assess & document the Corporate Memberships. where she is located and the only option
education resources currently available to Brochures: We broke even on the bro- is a satellite.
state/organizations has been received by chures. The EAS ’09 brochure seemed to A motion was made by Kim Flottum
several states but the information has not do better for us. and seconded by Dan Conlon that Loretta
yet been compiled. Renewals: The solicitation letter was Surprenant investigates the option to get a
Award Nominations and Request for sent back out around the first of the year faster internet service and present a bud-
Proposals for Honey Bee Research with a good return. get to the executive committee up to $1300
Letters have been distributed for the Corporate Membership: Kim Flottum for the first year and $1000 for the second
James I. Hambleton Memorial Award; stated that he sent out the proposal but year. All voted in favor of the motion.
Roger A. Morse Outstanding Teaching/Ex- did not hear from anyone. Therefore, no Computer: Loretta Surprenant said
tension Service/Regulatory Award; and Stu- action has been taken and will be tabled that her computer was nine years old and
dent until the summer meeting. just gave out. A motion was made by John
Apiculture Award – the deadline for Master Beekeepers: will be helping Baker and seconded by Dave Peregmon
submission is April 6, 2009. A call for pro- with Level 1 of the Short Course. to authorize $700 to help Loretta defray the
posals for Honey Bee Research has also Awards: The Student Award, cost of her computer to be paid by June 1st.
been distributed with a deadline for sub- J.I.Hambleton, Roger A. Morse/Weiss All voted in favor of the motion.
mission of March 31, 2009. Teaching, Extension and Regulatory Award Adjournment: A motion was made by
Nomination Committee Chairperson and Divelbiss Award has been sent out. Dave Peregmon and seconded by John
EAS needs a chair for the Nomination Foundation for Honey Bee Research: Baker to adjourn at 9:30 pm. All voted in
Committee. Ann Harman has drafted the Dave Tarpy said that the deadline was favor of the motion.
responsibilities of this position for the March 31st. A $5000 award will be offered Submitted by: Loretta M. Surprenant,
policy and procedures manual. If you are at EAS 2009. Dave is looking for commit- EAS Secretary
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2008 Society Board of Directors From The Colonies
ALABAMA MISSISSIPPI SOUTH CAROLINA News • Events • Gossip From The EAS Beeyard
Jim Carmack 2011 vacant 2011 Steve Genta 2009
201 17th Ave. N.W. 3450 Fork Shoals Road EAS belongs to most of our region’s State
Birmingham, AL 35215 NEW BRUNSWICK Greenville, SC 29680 Associations in order to keep up with what’s
205.854.8334 vacant 2010 864.243.9013 going on in the Colonies. If we don’t yet belong
NEW FOUNDLAND to your Association contact Loretta so we can
CONNECTICUT vacant 2011 TENNESSEE sign up. And, send your newsletter to our Edi-
John Baker 2010 Jim Garrison 2012 tor so we can keep up.
52 Headquarters Road NEW HAMPSHIRE P.O. Box 83
Litchfield, CT 06759 vacant 2012 chapel Hill, TN 37028
860.567.8427 615.377.7696 (w) The Heartland Apicultural Society
NEW JERSEY 931.364.4454 (h) (HAS) will host their annual conference July
David Peregmon 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org 9-11, 2009 in Oberlin, Ohio. Please visit
DELAWARE 33 Chestnut Street www.heartlandbees.com for more details.
Warren Seaver 2011 Pennsville, NJ 08070 VERMONT
3619 Bayside Dr. 856.678.4651 vacant 2010
Dover, DE 19901 email@example.com The Connecticut Beekeepers will hold
VIRGINIA their Field Day on Saturday, June 13th at
NEW YORK Billy Davis 2009 the CT Agricultural Experiment Station’s
FLORIDA Aaron Morris 2010 P.O. Box 415
P.O. Box 246 Purcellville, VA 20134
Lockwood Farm in Hamden. Dana Stahlman
Round Lake, NY 12151 540.751.0071 from Ohio will talk about Queens for the
GEORGIA 518.899.6113 firstname.lastname@example.org Hobbyist, and Anne Frey from NY will show
Robert Brewer 2009 email@example.com us how to manage colonies with medium
P.O. Box 369 WEST VIRGINIA
NORTH CAROLINA supers. There will be a potluck lunch, so
Hiawassee, GA 30546 Gerry Fitzgerald 2012
706.896.5249 David Tarpy 2012 398 Carylyle Road please bring your favorite dish.
firstname.lastname@example.org Ent. Department, NCSU Martinsburg, WV 25401 SNEBA 2009 will be held Saturday,
P.O. Box 7613 email@example.com November 21st at the Unitarian Society in
ILLINOIS Raleigh, NC 27696-7613 Hamden. Please check our website
vacant 20011 919.515.1660 WISCONSIN
919.515.7746 (fax) vacant 2008
www.ctbees.com for more information, but
INDIANA firstname.lastname@example.org reserve this date.
vacant 2010 HISTORIAN
NOVA SCOTIA Richard Chapin The Kentucky State Beekeepers
KENTUCKY RR 1, Box 102A
Toni Downs 2012
Montrose, PA 18801
Association will hold their Summer Field
1315 Watkins Lane OHIO 570.278.1094 ph & fax Day on June 6, 2009 at the Walter T. Kelley
Pleasureville, KY 40057 Joe Kovaleski 2009 email@example.com Company. There will be hive inspections and
firstname.lastname@example.org 167 Rosslyn Blvd. several tracks for every level of beekeeper.
Steubenville, OH 43952 EAS JOURNAL
LOUISIANA More information www.ksbabeekeeping.org.
740.632.7500 Kathy Summers
vacant 2010 email@example.com 7011 Spieth Road
Medina, OH 44256 Empire State Honey Producers Asso-
MAINE ONTARIO 330.461.1081 (c) ciation will be holding our summer meeting
Carol Cottrill 2010 Keith Forsyth 2009 330.725.6677, Ext. 3215 and picnic in Waddington, NY on Saturday
164 Wyman Road 436 Maple Avenue firstname.lastname@example.org
Rumford, ME 04276 July 25, 2009. The guest speaker will be
Grimsby, ONT L3M 3B9
email@example.com 905.945.4928 Alison Van Alten. For additional information,
CHAIRMAN EMERITUS please go to www.eshpa.org.
MARYLAND Kim Flottum
David Morris 2010 PENNSYLVANIA 7011 Spieth Road
9309 Montpelier Drive Medina, OH 44256 The Ohio State Beekeepers summer
Warren Miller 2009
Laurel, MD 20708 P.O. Box 64 330.722.2021 meting will be at Brukner Nature Cen-
301.725.6185 Mingoville, PA 16856 330.725.5624 (fax) ter,5995 Horseshoe Bend Road,Troy,Ohio
240.485.7767 (cell) 814.383.4331 firstname.lastname@example.org .June 19th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm is slated
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org WEBMASTER for informal discussion and June 20th from
MASSACHUSETTS Rick Hough 8:00 am to 4:00pm will be the the summer
PRINCE EDW. ISL
Daniel Conlon 2012
9 Royal Crest Dr. #12 meeting topics with Clarence Collison as
Warm Colors Apiary Nashua, NH 03060 keynote speaker.More info ,please contact-
2 South Mill River Road 603.459.8844
QUEBEC Tony Rimkus at email@example.com
South Deerfield, MA 01373 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com RHODE ISLAND The Ontario Apitherapy Association
Ed Lafferty 2011 Symposium and Ontario Beekeeper’s
MASTER BKPRS. 423 Fruit Hill Avenue Association Summer Meeting will be held
Barry Thompson 2009
13201 Moran Drive
North Providence, RI 02911 jointly June 26-28. Please visit
401.353.6644 www.ontariobee.com for details on location,
North Potomac, MD 20878
301.947.4652 hotels, prices and speakers.
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Kathy Summers, Editor
7011 Spieth Road
Medina, OH 44256
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