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   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
                                                                                          330.725.5624 (fax)
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            vicechairman@easternapiculture.org
created the spark that ignited the ex-     almost home. The time is now 8:00           journal@easternapiculture.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-        president@easternapiculture.org
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      secretary@easternapiculture.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        treasurer@easternapiculture.org
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           kathysummers@zoominternet.net or
each yard. Each nuc has two small          just starting or want a refresher              journal@easternapiculture.org 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
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                    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
                                                                         Honey Exchange
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.
                Ontario Director

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                                         EAS 2009
Monday Level 2 Short Course
Room 1                              Room 2                               Outside
Introduction                        Introduction
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
Evening                             Q&A

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
Evening Q&A
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
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
                            Successful Winter
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
                                            looking for.
                                                                                                EAS Auctions
                                                                                           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
      www.holidayvalley.com                                August 3-7, 2009                                            www.ellicottvilleny.com
                                 HOLIDAY VALLEY RESORT, ELLICOTTVILLE, NY
          Pre-registration deadline is June 30. Register early – Call Holiday Valley direct for hotel reservations 716.699.2345 (Mention EAS)
    NAME _____________________________________________________________ PHONE #_________________________________
    ADDRESS __________________________________________ CITY ____________________ STATE ______ ZIP ___________
    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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$________
                                                                                        (Dues, Registration & Special Events)

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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
                        (if using a credit card please include the 3-digit security # on back of your credit card and the expiration date)

     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

        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

                                     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-
       ing area.

       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
Thursday Continued
                                             EAS 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

Afternoon Workshops
Tour of Andy Card’s Facility/Workshops
Banquet in Evening

                                            2009 Workshops
  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
Friday Workshops
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

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                  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
      2009 EAS Student Award                                                             Weaver’s
     Dr. Reed Johnson is the winner       portance was the finding that the two
of the EAS 2009 Student Award. He re-     principle pesticides used in-hive by
ceived his PhD from the University Of     beekeepers – coumophos and                    BUCKFAST
Illinois, working with Dr. May            fluvalinate – when combined, synergize
Berenbaum. Before that he worked as       each other’s toxicity by several-fold.           Queens and
a beekeeper and research assistant        When coupled with other information
with Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk.               regarding the high levels of these two          Package Bees
     His PhD work included work on        chemicals found in stressed hives,           Are best for the Northeast
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chrome P450 genes in the Apis             before major losses occur to stresses
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Nature paper on the Honey Bee Ge-         dustry relies on the work, and the find-
nome.                                     ings of students such as Dr. Johnson.
     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: rweaver@rweaver.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;

                                                                 Bee Culture
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
director.al@easternapiculture.org                                       director.sc@easternapiculture.org
                                    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                 director.tn@easternapiculture.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                     director.nj@easternapiculture.org                                           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
vacant 2011
                                    Round Lake, NY 12151                540.751.0071                        from Ohio will talk about Queens for the
GEORGIA                             518.899.6113                        director.va@easternapiculture.org   Hobbyist, and Anne Frey from NY will show
Robert Brewer 2009                  director.ny@easternapiculture.org                                       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.
director.ga@easternapiculture.org   Ent. Department, NCSU               Martinsburg, WV 25401                   SNEBA 2009 will be held Saturday,
                                    P.O. Box 7613                       director.wv@easternapiculture.org   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                             director.nc@easternapiculture.org                                       reserve this date.
vacant 2010                                                             HISTORIAN
                                    NOVA SCOTIA                         Richard Chapin                          The Kentucky State Beekeepers
KENTUCKY                                                                RR 1, Box 102A
Toni Downs 2012
                                    vacant 2009
                                                                        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                  historian@easternapiculture.org     Company. There will be hive inspections and
director.ky@easternapiculture.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                         director.oh@easternapiculture.org   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                    journal@easternapiculture.org
Rumford, ME 04276                                                                                           July 25, 2009. The guest speaker will be
                                    Grimsby, ONT L3M 3B9
director.me@easternapiculture.org   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                        kim@beeculture.com                  .June 19th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm is slated
director.md@easternapiculture.org   director.pa@easternapiculture.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
                                    vacant 2010
                                                                        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 rimkus@juno.com
South Deerfield, MA 01373                                               webmaster@easternapiculture.org
                                    vacant 2009
director.ma@easternapiculture.org   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.

vacant 2012

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Kathy Summers, Editor
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Medina, OH 44256

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