Friday, October 28

6:00 pm Registration (Main Lodge, Trillium Room)

7:00 pm Kick-Off Wine and Cheese Social (Main Lodge, Orchid Room)

Saturday, October 29

7:30 am Registration (Entry Hall, Pavilion)

8:00 am Silent Auction Begins (Grand Hall, Pavilion)

8:15 am Welcome & Announcements (Pavilion)
Harry Vanderpool, OSBA President

General Session, Pavilion
8:30 am The Grand Interaction of Flowers, Bees, Growers, and Beekeepers
Dr. John Skinner, University of Tennessee

8:30 am–2:45 pm Bee School (Concurrent, Natural Resources Building)
Thom Trusewicz, Director

9:15 am Mite Keeping 101
Morris Ostrofsky

9:45 am Deadline for Submitting Honey Show Entries (Vendor Area, Pavilion)

10:00 am Break

10:15 am What Makes a Queen Tick: Factors affecting honey bee queen post-mating changes
Dr. Elina Niño, University of California-Davis

11:00 am Update from Bee Informed Pacific Northwest Tech Transfer Team
Ellen Topitzhofer, Oregon State University

11:30 am Update from Oregon Master Beekeeper Program
Carolyn Breece
, Oregon State University

noon Luncheon (Pavilion, Preregistration required)

Pollinator Protection in Oregon
Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, Oregon State University
Bob Walters, FieldWatch

1:15 pm WSU Honey Bee Germplasm Importation and Effects on US Commercial Populations
Dr. Steve Sheppard, Washington State University

2:00 pm Queen Rearing at Miksa Honey Farm
David and Linda Miksa, Miksa Honey Farm

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Following the Wild Bees: The craft and science of bee hunting
Dr. Tom Seeley, Cornell University

3:45 pm Indoor Wintering Affects Varroa Mites and Honey Bee Nutrition
Dr. Brandon Hopkins, Washington State University

4:00 pm Silent Auction Ends

4:30–5:45 pm OSBA General Membership Meeting (Stage Area, Pavilion)

6:00 pm Social Hour (Main Lodge, Orchid Room)

7:00 pm Banquet (Main Lodge, Orchid Room, Preregistration required)
George Hansen, Foothills Honey Company
Benefit Auction to Follow

Sunday, October 30

7:30 am Registration (Entry Hall, Pavilion)

8:15 am Welcome & Announcements (Pavilion)
Harry Vanderpool, OSBA President

General Session, Pavilion
8:30 am The Bee Colony as a Honey Factory
Dr. Tom Seeley, Cornell University

8:30 am–10:00 am Mead Workshop (Concurrent, Natural Resources Building)
Andrew Schwab, Instructor

9:15 am Ongoing Research on Mushrooms and Bees at WSU
Dr. Steve Sheppard, Washington State University

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Sharing 65 Years of Beekeeping Experiences
David and Linda Miksa, Miksa Honey Farm

11:00 am OSU Honey Bee Lab Research Update
Dr. Ramesh Sagili, Oregon State University

noon Luncheon (Pavilion, Preregistration required)
Observations from the Field
Ellen Topitzhofer, Oregon State University

1:15 pm Biomiticides for Varroa Mite Management
Dr. Elina Niño, University of California-Davis

2:00 pm How Project Apis m. Supports Bees, Growers, and Beekeepers in Agriculture
Billy Synk
, Project Apis m.

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Those Other Pollinators, Native Bees
Dr. John Skinner, University of Tennessee

3:45 pm Final Comments (Pavilion)
Harry Vanderpool, OSBA President

4:00 pm Adjourn