Friday, October 26*

4:00 pm OSBA Board Meeting (Pringle Creek Room)

6:00 pm Registration (Willamette Foyer)

7:00 pm Kick-Off Wine and Cheese Social featuring Caught Red Handed (Willamette Ball Room)

 

  Saturday, October 27

7:30 am Registration (Willamette Foyer)

8:00 am Silent Auction Begins (Willamette Ball Room)

8:00 am Submit Honey Show Entries Begins (Willamette Foyer)

8:15 am Welcome & Announcements (Willamette Ball Room)
Harry Vanderpool, OSBA President

General Session, Willamette Ball Room
8:30 am Honey Bee Pathogens and Bee Health
Michelle Flenniken, Montana State University

8:30 am Bee School (Concurrent, Croisan Creek Room)
Andrew Schwab, Instructor

9:15 am From the Laboratory to the Landscape: How Project Apis m. Is Helping the Beekeeping Industry
Danielle Downey, Project Apis m.

9:45 am Deadline for Submitting Honey Show Entries (Willamette Foyer)

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Making Hard Decisions about Honey Bee Queens
James Tew, Auburn University

10:15 am Honey Bee Biology (Concurrent, Croisan Creek Room)
Rosanna Mattingly, Beargrass Press

11:00 am Research Updates from the USDA Bee Research Laboratory
Anna Childers, USDA ARS, Beltsville

noon Luncheon (Croisan Creek Room, Preregistration required)
12:00 pm Understanding Some Fascinating Bee Behaviors
Ramesh Sagili, Oregon State University

1:15 pm Fighting for Our Bees
Jennifer Berry, University of Georgia

2:00 pm SAVE the BEE®
Alan Turanski, GloryBee

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm New Paradigms in AFB Management
Steve Pernal, Beaverlodge Research

3:45 pm Queen and Drone Reproductive Biology
Krispn Given, Purdue University

4:00 pm Silent Auction Ends

4:30–5:45 pm OSBA General Membership Meeting (Willamette Ball Room)

6:00 pm Social Hour (Willamette Ball Room)

7:00 pm Banquet (Willamette Ball Room, Preregistration required)
My “Almost” 20 Years of Beekeeping Experiences
Jennifer Berry, University of Georgia
Benefit Auction to Follow

 

  Sunday, October 28

7:30 am Registration (Willamette Foyer)

8:15 am Welcome & Announcements (Willamette Ball Room)
Harry Vanderpool, OSBA President

General Session, Willamette Ball Room
8:30 am American Foulbrood—Not Gone and Not Forgotten
James Tew, Auburn University

8:30 am Using Propolis and Beeswax in Making Lotions and Other Products of the Hive  (Concurrent, Croisan Creek Room)
Judy Scher, Lane County Beekeepers Association

9:15 am Research Updates from the OSU Honey Bee Lab
Ramesh Sagili, Oregon State University

10:00 am Break

10:15 am The Times, They a-Changin’
George Hansen, Foothills Honey Company

11:00 am Bee Breeding Tools for the Future
Steve Pernal, Beaverlodge Research

noon Luncheon (Croisan Creek Room, Preregistration required)
Oregon Master Beekeeper Program
Jen Holt, Oregon State University

The Oregon Bee Project and Residential Beekeeping Guidelines—Updates
Andony Melathopoulos, Oregon State University

1:15 pm Selecting for Behavioral Resistance to Varroa Destructor
Krispn Given, Purdue University

2:00 pm The Importance of Sterols in Honey Bee Nutritional Physiology
Priya Chakrabarti Basu, Oregon State University

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Breeding Varroa-Resistant Bees: A Promising Project You Haven’t Heard About
Danielle Downey, Project Apis m.

3:45 pm Identifying and Monitoring Disease Threats
Anna Childers, USDA ARS, Beltsville

4:30 pm Final Comments & Adjourn
Harry Vanderpool, OSBA President

 

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*See separate preconference Commercial Beekeeper Workshop info HERE.

You can download a pdf of the conference program HERE.