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Oct. 2019 FSBA event in Orlando...You are invited!

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    September 14, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

    YOU are invited to our 2019 FSBA  Event Oct. 11th & 12th in Orlando, FL:

     

    Where: UF / IFAS Orange County Agriculture Extension Offices at 6021 S. Conway Rd. in Orlando, FL 32812

     

    When: Friday & Saturday Oct. 11th & 12th 2019

     

    FREE to paid members of FSBA...go to our website: floridabeekeepers.com and join or renew your membership to be up to date with your FSBA membership!

     

    Speakers include:

     

    Katie Lee:

     

    Bio:

     

    Katie Lee received her MS and PhD from the University of Minnesota with Dr. Marla Spivak. Her research focuses on the parasitic mite Varroa destructor, queen health, metrics that indicate colony health, and the ecology of honey bees. For the non-profit organization the Bee Informed Partnership, Katie started both the Northern California and Upper Midwest honey bee Tech-Transfer Teams that provide services for commercial beekeepers through assessing colony health, sampling for pathogens and parasites, and testing breeding stock for disease resistance behaviors. Her current work looks at how different diversities, percent natural area, and sizes of forage plots affect honey bee health. Her long-term goal is to conduct research that generates practical information for beekeepers. She currently serves on the board of the American Beekeeping Federation.

     

    Katie Lee, PhD

     

    Post-Doctoral Associate

     

    Cariveau Native Bee Lab

     

    Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota

     

    http://beelab.umn.edubeelab.umn.edu

     

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    Another Speaker:

     

    Kelly Kulhanek

     

    Ph.D. Student

     

    University of Maryland, College Park

     

    vanEngelsdorp Bee Research Lab, Bee Informed Partnership

     

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    Kelly is a Ph.D. student studying honey bee health and management practices. She earned a B.S. in Molecular

    ??Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley, then spent a field season with the USGS in North Dakota studying honey bee health??and landscape change. Her doctoral work focuses on learning about honey bee health on a nationwide scale through the Sentinel Apiary Program. She recently completed a 3-year field study on the efficacy of survey-derived best beekeeping management practices. Her next field season will focus on tracking inter-apiary Varroa transmission with a camera sensor she developed. For the rest of her degree, she plans to use Sentinel Apiary data to learn about long term Varroa population trends and how the efficacy of management practices varies across space.

     

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    Her talk is entitled "Bee Your Best Beekeeper: Data Driven Best Management Practices" and will highlight work done by the Bee Informed Partnership to create and test theoretical best practices for US backyard beekeepers.

     

    Another speaker: Lady Spirit Moon Cerelli, will speak about :

     

    BEeing Around the World, a book about beekeepers (both commercial & hobbyists), scientists, agronomists, organizations, and anyone and everyone connected to the honey bees and pollinators of the world. This book is about what works and what does not, different methodologies, opinions, studies, geography, etc. It will take 3 years to write this book, after which Lady plans to hold a 3 day BEeing Around the World conference bringing together most of the participants of the book. She will also share about her work with Apitherapy!

     

    Other people of interest that will be at the convention are Brandi Simmons; Cheif Apirist for Florida, Amy Vu; UFs Honey Bee Extension, Humberto Boncristiani ; UFs Applied Researcher and Cameron Jack; UFs Apiculural lecturer! Also we will have the FDACS local inspectors assisting with open hive demos and other activities!

     

    There will be a Raffle, an Auction, and a Honey Show. Bring your entries for the Honey Show! Contact Kevin Lausman, UF/IFAS Senior Honey Judge, of Suncoast Beekeepers Association if you have any questions or would like to help:

    suncoastbeekeeper@gmail.com

     

    The Honey Bee Technical Council (HBTC) meeting will take place on Friday from 9 am until approximately 1 pm at the extension offices.  Topics covering procedural changes for beekeepers bringing hives to Almond Orchards in CA.

     

    Following the HBTC meeting our FSBA Outreach Committee Chairman, Mr. David Westervelt and Dr. William Kern, UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, will be giving a program about Florida's invasive plants, thrips & beetles!

     

    There will be a Hive Loader Rodeo followed by a Fish Fry for paid members Friday evening!  There may be BBQ pork, too!  Additional guests are welcome at $ 10.00 per person.

     

    Here are some hotels where we have a discount code: FL Beekeepers.  With Alyssa ( alyssa.wiscovitch@hilton.com # 407-434-8307 ) at Hilton reservations until Sept. 19th.  See links below:

     



    Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=MCOGWHX&spec_plan=CHHFSB&arrival=20191011&departure=20191012&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT



    Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village



    Group Name: Florida State Beekeepers



    Arrival Date: 10-Oct-2019



    Departure Date: 12-Oct-2019



    Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.



    Please share this link with anyone who needs to book Florida State Beekeepers rates. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel!

     

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    Booking Link:

    https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hw/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=MCOGTHW&spec_plan=CHWFSB&arrival=20191010&departure=20191012&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT



    Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport



    Group Name: Florida State Beekeepers



    Arrival Date: 10-Oct-2019



    Departure Date: 12-Oct-2019



    Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.



    Please share this link with anyone who needs to book Florida State Beekeepers rates. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel!

     

    Please note, that the last date to make reservations will be Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at midnight.