Have you heard the buzz?
Beekeepers and bee enthusiasts across the region are gearing up for a world-class event to be held in August right here in Boone, the Eastern Apiculture Society’s (EAS) annual conference. The EAS of North America “is an international non-profit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, beekeeper education, and excellence in bee research.” The 2010 will be held on the campus of Appalachian State University from August 2 -6. The conference includes a two-day beekeeper shortcourse with both beginner and advanced tracks and specialized microscopy demonstrations to aid beekeepers in identifying bee diseases. The main conference begins on Wednesday, August 4th and includes a variety of workshops and field exercises. Of particular importance are research updates and new developments with bee colony decline across the nation and abroad. Speakers include nationally and internationally renowned leaders in apiculture presenting attendees with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for learning from some of the world’s most experienced beekeepers. More information on the workshop schedule, registration, and the week’s events can be found at the Eastern Apiculture Society’s website:
See you there!
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