May 21, 9am–3pmWhere
Baldwin-Wallace College 340 Front Street, Berea, OH 44017
Presentations will be held at the Center for Innovation and Growth, Baldwin-Wallace College.The keynote speaker is Dr. Thomas Seeley from Cornell University. He will be speaking about his new book, Honeybee Democracy.Break-out sessions will take place throughout the day. Additional Speakers: Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine, Medina Dr. Michael Melampy, professor of biology, Baldwin Wallace College Kathy Kellison, Partners for Sustainable Pollination, Santa Rosa, Calif. Rich Wieske, Green Toe Gardens/Urban Beekeeper, Detroit Morgan Taggart, Ohio State University Extension, ClevelandThere will be an opportunity for conference participants to open a live honeybee colony and witness first-hand the intricate and fascinating world of honeybees. This will take place in the bee yard at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Gate 3.
Dress Code for the bee yard includes: bee veil and light-colored clothing. No used hive tools or gloves will be permitted in the bee yard. Please refrain from using perfumes or heavy scents if you plan to spend time with the bees.
If you are new to beekeeping and/or have no bee veil, don’t let that prevent you from entering the bee yard. Send an email beforehand to see if a veil could be available for you. A variety of vendors will be on site. The day will end with a Q&A period with all of our speakers as well as raffles and door prizes.
Registration is $25 in advance, $30 at the door.