Managing and maintaining healthy, high-producing honeybees are the goals of every beekeeper. Worldwide, honeybee numbers, adequate insect population for food crops, and honey production continue to be a challenge. While research has provided many answers, success in beekeeping lies in healthy bees, good nectar flows and knowledgeable honeybee managers. Local western Pennsylvania beekeeping associations are proud to offer this year's seminar to interested beekeepers in the Tri-state area.
Two tracks are offered to attendees: Beekeeping Seminar or Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Both tracks will enjoy access to local and national bee supply vendors.
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Meghan Milbrath
Dr. Milbrath has worked with the University of Michigan in conducting honeybee and pollinator research.
Beekeeping Seminar Speakers
Dwight Wells - Heartland Queen Breeders
Neal Kober - Betterbee Representative
Mark Beougher - Small Commercial Beekeeper
Jamie Walters - Ohio State Apiary Inspector
Fred Blosat - Chef, CURA Hospitality
Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Assistant Professor Entomology Penn State University
Jim Fitzroy - Experienced Western PA Local Beekeeper
Michelle Wright - WTAE Morning News Anchor and Owner of The Wright Stuff Apiary
Beginning Beekeeping Classes Topics and Speakers
Equipment - Bill Kopar
Honeybee Biology - Joe Zgurzynski
Seasonal Management - Christina Neumann
Feeding Bees - Jim Fitzroy
Pests and Diseases - Christina Neumann
Honey Harvesting - Jim Hoffman
Questions & Answers - Jim Fitzroy