Wyoming Bee College 2015

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Website

Here it is! The offical WY Bee College 2015 website

Dates

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30 AM - Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM (MDT)

Location

Laramie County Community College 1400 East College Drive Conferences and Institutes Building Cheyenne, WY 82007

Schedule

Looks to be 3 tracks over the 2 days. Essentially 'Beginner', 'Intermediate', and 'Advanced' - sorta. That's just my read on it.

Registration

Register here Total price for registration $69.57 each. $65.00 for the college and a $4.57. Registration Includes Two day conference, plus snacks, two lunches, one diner, vendors.

Lodging

Host hotel is Holiday Inn at 204 west Fox Farm Road, Cheyenne, Wy., 307-638-4466, ask for the Wyoming Bee College rate of $85/night.

Description

Speakers for 2015

The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension is proud to host the second Wyoming Bee College Conference at Laramie County Community College, Conferences Building, Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22.

The 2014 Bee College was very successful with 120 people attending from Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Montana. The attendees included a mix of individuals who were just learning the craft as well as more advanced beekeepers who wanted to learn more in-depth care of pollinators.

The 2015 Bee College we have reached out to find new and inspirational speakers to take everyone to the next level of beekeeping, bring more people into the craft and help others make a business of beekeeping or just be better at keeping bees and helping pollinating insects.

The conference will offer workshops and lectures for the new to bees to the experienced beekeeper. Our speakers come from various professional settings such as; university faculty, USDA research facilities and beekeepers known for their commitment to the craft. Our speaker line-up includes: Glen Anderson from Bridgewater Bees in Oregon to teach a beginning/apprentice beekeeping workshop, Dr. Wm. Meikle from the Carl Hayden Bee lab to discuss his latest research on bee hive health and biological control of varroa mites, UW’s Dr. Randa Jabbour with her research on the pollinator farm crop connection, bee behavior from CSU’s Keziah Katz. Physician and author Dr. Ronald Fessenden will give an evening program on how honey is metabolized differently from other sweeteners. Also programs on permaculture and habitat hero, bee biology, marketing, crafts, making mead wine and much more.

The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension has partnered with the Laramie County Conservation District we are committed to instructing our community in why and how pollinator insects are important and should be protected and promoted. We anticipate welcoming at least 120 people for the 2015 conference.

Registration is $65 for the Bee College, keeping the cost low is important and helped through grants and sponsorship. For more information contact Catherine at cwissner@uwyo.edu or 307-633-4383.