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2019 Nebraska Beekeepers' Association Bee Fun Day

Nebraska Beekeepers Association

Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

2019 Nebraska Beekeepers' Association Bee Fun Day

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Member (Before 05/26/2019)   more info May 26, 2019 $35.00 $0.00
Early Bird Non-Member (Before 05/26/2019)
Order a single Early Bird ticket per registration, choose additional non-member ticket for additional family members for $12.
May 26, 2019 $50.00 $0.00
Additional Family Ticket - Member (12 and under free) Jun 9, 2019 $12.00 $0.00
Additional Family Ticket - Non-Member (12 and under free) Jun 9, 2019 $12.00 $0.00
Speaker Only Registration
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Jun 9, 2019 Free $0.00
Scholarship Student Jun 9, 2019 Free $0.00
Scholarship Adult Jun 9, 2019 Free $0.00
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Event Details

Sponsored by the Nebraska Beekeeper's Association and University of Nebraska Bee Lab

All proceeds go to funding the Nebraska Beekeepers Scholarship Program

2019 Keynote Speaker:  Reed M. Johnson, PhD, Ohio State University Dept. of Entomology

Keynote Presentation: Benefits and Risks to Honey Bees Foraging in Urban and Agricultural Areas

2nd Talk: Pesticides and Poisons in the Hive: An Overview of Honey Bee Toxicology

Dr. Reed M. Johnson is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University – Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio.  He teaches two courses at Ohio State: one on the biology and practical aspects of beekeeping and other on pesticide toxicology and application.  His research focuses on determining how bees are exposed to pesticides and combinations and measuring the effect that toxic exposure has on the health of honey bees and other pollinators with the goal of promoting bee health in the context of modern agriculture.

Agenda:

  • 7:30 to 8:00 am - Registration
  • 8:00 to 11:45 am - Presentations
  • 11:45 am to 12:45 pm - LUNCH  (Your registration covers lunch and snacks for the day)
  • 12:45 to 1:15 pm - Swarm Demonstration
  • 1:15 to 3:30 pm - Presentations
  • 3:30 pm - Closing Remarks / Question & Answer Session 

2019 NBA FUN DAY PRESENTERS:

  •  JENNIFER ALBRECHT - Monitoring and Effects of Pesticide Residue Accumulation in Hives on Bee Health and Varroa Mite Susceptibility
  • PETER BERTHELSEN - The Art & Science of Getting Great Honey Bee Forage on the Landscape 
  • NATALIA BJORKLUND - Landscape ornamental plants and maintenance for honey bees and Nebraska Wild Bee Research in Urban Settings  
  • BRIDGET GROSS - Women in Beekeeping: An Examination of the Impacts of a Collaborative Learning Program 
  • DUSTIN & KAT SCHOLL - Lessons learned from a value-added business 
  • MATTHEW SMART - Utilization of honey bee colony monitoring devices to examine the effects of land use, forage availability, and weather on colony productivity 
  • STEVE & BECKY TIPTON - Value-added products (lotions, & potions) and rendering beeswax 
  • SURABHI VAKIL - Landscape enhancements in agricultural areas to increase pollinator abundance and diversity and reduce pesticide exposure 
  • JAMES WOLFIN - Building better lawns: Designing eco-friendly lawns for your honey bees and native bees. 
  • JUDY WU-SMART - Hive Health in Nebraska (APHIS updates)  

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For additional information, please email nbaboard@nebraskabeekeepers.org.

Have questions about 2019 Nebraska Beekeepers' Association Bee Fun Day? Contact Nebraska Beekeepers Association

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UNL Eastern Nebraska Research Center
1071 County Road G
Ithaca, NE 68033

Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)


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