is the Theme
Two Full Days
January 27th & 28th 2017
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The “Alaska Treatment-Free Beekeeping Symposium 2017 III” event is being held at the brand new “The Glenn Massay Theater” http://www.glennmassaytheater.com/ , at the Matanuska Susitna Collage, on January 27th 2017, 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Intertanment until 8:00 P.M.. Mat-Su Collage is located at 8295 College Dr, Palmer, AK 99645. http://matsu.alaska.edu/ Doors will be open at 7:00 A.M. for registration, and check in. Symposium begins at 8:00 A.M., ends 8:00 P.M.
On the following day, January 28th 2017, there will be classroom demonstrations, and discussions by local beekeepers, and by the Symposium speakers next door to the Glenn Massay Theater at the Mat-Su College. If you or someone you know is a beekeeping educator, and you feel they might make a good speaker for the event, please contact me to initiate it.
This years event will be catered by Yomoma’s Salsasoul Kitchen, below are downloads of the menu and prices of snacks and meals. cater-menu-1st-day – cater-menu-2nd-day
This two day event will have some of the U.S.A.’s leading experts in the Field of “Treatment Free Beekeeping”, (TFB) and “Small Cell Beekeeping” (SCB). There will also be several local speakers, along with classroom instructions,and Question & answer sessions. If you, or if you know someone you think should be considered to speak on TFB, let me know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 907-242-0588.
This Treatment Free Beekeeping Symposium is intended to benefit, and is open to, all Apiarian’s/Beekeepers regardless of experience, or affiliation. Sharing ideas, and methods can benefit all Apiarian’s/Beekeepers in their endeavors to becoming better, more successful beekeepers. Hope to see you there.
A few of 2017 Symposium speakers have been contracted, but the agenda is not yet set. I hope to have most all the Symposium put together later on in the Fall. To be contacted by email about this event, and my Beekeeping information email list I mail out Bcc., send me Keith Malone, of Alaska Honey Bee, an email requesting to be placed on that email list. My email is email@example.com .
2017 Symposium Speakers
Dee Is the Foundation of the TFB, and the SCB movement, She holds no punches when Defending keeping bees clean of treatments, and contaminants. Dee does not sugar coat anything when teaching SCB, pun intended, and she can get pretty technical. Dee is also founder, and owner of OrganicBeekeepers a yahoo email list. Dee Lusby – Beesource Beekeeping
A message from Dee concerning here lecture; “So at the AKTFB Symposium 2017 III meeting come January 27-28 will be going over proper positioning of combs/frames for sequencying how to’s……along with basic work ups for maintaining strong hives………….and so,…. main books for referencing besides my own published research doings,… which I will bring, will be Michael Bush’s book,… and then the C.P. Dadant translation on Huber…………………….and will do same at the Oracle, Arizona meeting come 3-5 March 2017……………..”
Author of “The Practical Beekeeper”, and owner of one of the most informative websites on the subject of TFB, SCB, Natural Beekeeping, Traditional Beekeeping, and Alternative beekeeping methods such as TBH’s. Mike Bush’s book The Practical Beekeeper, or Mike’s Web Site is recommended reading for TFB if you were to want to get up to speed on the subject before attending this years AK TFB Symposium 2016. Mike’s writings on beekeeping is full of practical beekeeping knowledge.
Owner Anarchy Apiary, Top Bar Hive Beekeeper, Queen Producer of Survivor Stock,. His beekeeping adventures, and story telling will sure to keep everyones interest. Besides a few embellished stories, he really tells it like it is in todays beekeeping world.
Owner of Sarah’s Alaska Honey. Sarah has been milling out the best beehive wooden ware on the Kenai Peninsula for many years, making value added beehive products also during this time. Sarah also teaches Beekeeper classes each spring on the Peninsula in preparation for bees coming out of winter, or new beekeepers learning their new craft. http://www.alaskahoney.com/
Beanstalk Honey started seven years ago near North Cooking Lake in Strathcona County. For the first couple of years, I grew organic vegetables and kept laying hens. But when I started keeping bees as well, everyone wanted the honey. My first year I sold out of honey by the middle of September. Over a period of two years, I transitioned to only honey and pollen production. Today I sell honey at the City Market Downtown and the Old Strathcona Market, both in Edmonton on Saturdays. https://northcookinglake.wordpress.com/about/
Dr. Lawrence Connor (Larry) owns Wicwas Press, is an Author, and Lectures on beekeeping. below are some of the topics Larry will lecture on at the AKTFB Symposium 2017 III.
Making Nuclei—Reduce mite loads by creating a break in the brood cycle so the bees are able to reduce mite populations. Making nuclei hives fits into my recommendation that all new beekeepers start with at least two colonies and make a nucleus hive their first season.
Using Mite-Tolerant Stocks—Harbo VSH, Minnesota Hygienic, Leg Biters and other stocks demonstrate tolerance against the varroa mite. You have the option of producing daughter queens or drones from these stocks to saturate the area with bees that are less susceptible to varroa mites.This is critical if you plan to overwinter your bees.
Educational opportunity—In addition to helping out with the Symposium Larry will present “Keeping Honey Bees in the Mat-Su Valley” the Morning of Febuary 4th 2017 at Birchtree Charter School 7107 E. Palmer Wasilla Hwy Palmer, AK 99645. Click here to download details about this event, bee-keeping-workshop-flyer, and click here to register a place at the Event, birchtree-school-program-2.
Michael Mott —Mike is a local beekeeper in Anchorage. Mike will speak on his work wintering honey bees, and “My Experiences with Beekeeping Equipment”.
Josetta Zeram of Anchorage, owner of Sunday’s Menu Natural Soaps & Skincare / North Country Raw Honey, will Give a talk, and demonstration on Making Soap with Soap to go home with for attendees of her demonstration. She will also speak about other products, and things you can do with Products of Beehive.
Speaker inquiries welcome, please contact Keith by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 907-242-0588.
2 day admission pre-registration; $155.00.
1 day admission pre-registration; $93.00 – pick a day
2 day Student & Educational Faculty, U.S.A. Veterans of War, Persons 55, and older, and anyone that feels they have a financial hardship, admission pre-registration; 15% off, or $132.00. Must enter promotional code, call, or email to receive code.
1 day Student & Educational Faculty, U.S.A. Veterans of War, Persons 55 and older, and anyone that feels they have a financial hardship, admission pre-registration; 15% off, or $79.00 – pick a day. Must enter promotional code, call, or email to receive code.
Any Questions regarding pre-registration please call me at 907-242-0588
2 day admission walk-in registration; $186.00
1 day admission walk-in registration $112.00 – pick a day
2 day Student & Educational Faculty, U.S.A. Veterans of War, Persons 55, and older, and anyone that feels they have a financial hardship, walk-in admission registration; 15% off, or $158.00. Must enter promotional code, call, or email to receive code.
1 day Student & Educational Faculty, U.S.A. Veterans of War, Persons 55, and older, and anyone that feels they have a financial hardship, walk-in admission registration; 15% off, or $95.00 – pick a day. Must enter promotional code, call, or email to receive code.
Any Questions regarding walk-in registration please call me at 907-242-0588
There is lots of space for TFB vendors, and exhibitors to set up in the foyer of the theater if you may be interested in promoting your TFB business.
Vendor registration; Price not yet determined, includes admission for two adults, a space limited to ten feet wide. Vendors must be pre-approved, and pre-registered. All Vendor employees must also be registered for the Symposium. Vendor registration fee must be paid prior to 01/15/2017.
To pre-register as vendor email email@example.com, or call 907-242-0588.