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Thursday - July 12th ------------- VENDOR AREA OPENS AT 8:00am!

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Tour to Missouri Botanical Garden departs at 9:00am

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8:30AM - Today's session opens - JC Penney Auditorium - welcome & opening comments, 8:45 - 9:30AM Plenary session

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  Plenary session keynote speaker: Kim Flottum - "On the radar"

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GeneralGeneralGeneralGeneralGeneralGeneralGeneralGeneralBeekeepingQUEEN REARING COURSE - REGISTER ON SITE FOR THE QUEEN REARING CLASS, NO EXTRA CHARGE

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BeekeepingBeekeepingBeekeepingBeekeepingBeekeepingBeekeepingBeekeepingBeekeeping"In the bee lab"CLASSROOMAPIARY

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LocationJC Penney 404JC Penney 403JC Penney 402JC Penney 202JC Penney 93JC Penney 92"In the apiary""In the apiary"Stadler Hall 201JC Penney 204

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9:45AM - 10:35AMHoney bee biology for new beekeepersHoneybee lessons from an accidental beekeeperIntegrated pest management for Small Hive BeetlesPrepare your bees, not the hive, for winterExpansion plans: Building a new honey houseIs your hive healthy?Making up and using nucsNo class in this room this time frameOverview of queen rearing methods and bee genetics

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PresenterPhil CraftMarina MarcheseJohn NenningerDavid BurnsGrant GillardEleanor BalsonKent WilliamsMike Wilson and Krispn Given

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10:35AM - 11:10PMBreak - visit our vendors

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11:10AM - 12:00PMHow to get started in beekeeping - the basicsTransgenic pollenSmall scale pollination (5-150 hives)

Beekeeping Equipment--New &
Old--Good and Bad

Setting up an online beekeeping businessGiving Beekeeping Presentations to the PublicNo general beekeeping apiary sssion this time frameMaking candles from beeswaxSetting up cell starter hives - the queenless starter and the cloake board method

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PresenterArt GelderZachary HuangTony PrettymanJim TewJohn TimmonsAlyssa Fine Joy StingerMike Wilson, Krispn Given and Greg Hunt

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12:00PM - 1:15PMLUNCH BREAK - Have lunch & visit our vendors

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1:15PM - 2:05PMPlenary session keynote speaker: Marina  Marchese - The Sensory Analysis of Honey and Terroir

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2:20PM - 3:10PMFive principles to consider in building your beekeeping hobby into a small businessHow to remove a honey bee colony from a structure and enjoy it!Phorid flies ("zombie bees")The
Natural Nest--Not of Our Design
Non-grafting queen rearing with the Nicot queen rearing kitIn the Classroom, questions for Jerry HayesNo general beekeeping apiary sssion this time frameMaking candles from beeswaxSetting up starter hives continued

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PresenterKent WilliamsDavid BurnsTom WebsterJim TewGrant GillardJerry HayesJoy StingerMike Wilson, Krispn Given and Greg Hunt

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3:10PM-3:45PMBREAK - visit our vendors -

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3:45PM-4:35PMBekeeping equipment for new beekeepers - what you really needUrban BeekeepingOverwintering Nucs: Why overwinter nucs?Comb honey productionDeveloping
a Local Strategy of Nucs and Queens
How to make a nucHoney bee behavoirCooking with honeyDrone and Queen mating and biology

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PresenterTony PrettymanKim FlottumMichael BushDuane Rekeweg John TimmonsEleanor BalsonZachary HuangABF & Indiana honey queen and princessMike Wilson and Krispn Given

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Dinner Break

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7:00 – 8:00 p.m  Join us pool-side at Oak Residence on the UMSL South Campus for a Honey Tasting and Ice Cream Social