Kirsten Traynor, PhD Editor American Bee Journal

Dr. Kirsten S. Traynor In 2006-2007, Kirsten received a German Chancellor Fellowship & drove over 50,000 miles throughout Western Europe to study the differences between European & American beekeeping. She reported her findings through 50+ published articles in American Bee Journal. Fascinated with the social complexity of a honey bee hive, she earned her PhD in biology from Arizona State University with Dr. Robert Page. While a grad student, she spent almost a year in Avignon, France in the lab of Dr. Yves Le Conte as a Fulbright Fellow. She investigated how pesticides impact honey bee health as a postdoc with Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp and was just appointed editor of American Bee Journal. She is the author of Two Million Blossoms: Discovering the Medicinal Benefits of Honey and Simple, Smart Beekeeping. She also manages a boutique organic apiary producing top quality nucs and Maryland reared queens. Using the biology of the bee against the biology of the varroa mite, she keeps her colonies healthy without synthetic chemicals. TOPIC: "Simple, Smart Beekeeping" with Bonus Topic of "Easy Queen Introduction for your Hives" Location: Threadbare Cider House Address: 1291 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Time: 6:30 - 9PM Date: Monday July 23rd Other Details: Enjoy a great pot luck supper, socialize with fellow beekeepers, and then participate in an educational discussion topic with Guest Speaker Kristen Traynor. The mix of new and and experienced beekeepers offers many different perspectives. Bring a hot dish, salad, or dessert to share. Plates, utensils, and soft drinks are provided. Alcoholic beverages can be purchase at this location. 9.9% of all drink and bottle sales will be donated to Burgh Bees. There is a large free parking lot at this facility

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2017 PSBA Conference

Dates: Friday and Saturday, 3 and 4 November 2017 Location: Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center 1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801 Hotel Rooms: For reservations call (814) 238-3001 and use Group Code CG03PB. The room rate is $92 plus taxes. Reservations are open now and close 10 October 2017. 100 rooms are blocked for Friday night, but make your reservations early to ensure you get a room. Friday, 3 November 2017 8:30 – 9:30 am Beekeeping 102 Attendee Registration 9:30 – 12:30 pm Beekeeping 102: Jim Bobb/Dr. Deb Delaney 9:30 – 1:30 pm General Conference Attendee Registration 9:30 – 12:30 pm Executive Board Meeting (County Representatives should attend) Noon Vendors Open 12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch - Everyone on their own 1:30 - 1:45 pm Welcome - Steve Repasky 1.45 – 2:15 pm The State of the Bees in PA - Karen Roccasecca 2:15 – 3:15 pm Randy Oliver – Reading the Combs: Understanding Bee Biology Over the Course of a Season 3:15 – 3:45 pm Break – On your own 3:45 – 5:45 pm General Membership Meeting & Officer Elections (All PSBA Members) 6:00 – 9:00 pm Banquet - Guest speaker - Emma Mullen Saturday, 4 November 2017 7:00 – 8:30 am Pre-Meeting Break (light breakfast for all) 7:15 – 8:00 am Attendee Registration Open 8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome – Steve Repasky 8:15 – 9:00 am Feral Bee Project - Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe 9:00 – 9:30 am Landscape 4 Honeybees - Dr. Christina Grozinger 9:30 – 10:30 am Harbingers of the End Time – Dr. Jim Frazer 10:30 – 11:00 am Break (beverages provided) 11:00 – 12:00 pm Break Outs A Sticky Hive is a Healthy Hive: How and

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Western PA Beekeeper Seminar

Managing and maintaining healthy, high-producing honeybees are the goals of every beekeeper, and success in beekeeping lies with healthy bees, good nectar flows, and knowledgeable honeybee managers. Penn State Extension, Burgh Bees, and local western Pennsylvania beekeeping associations are proud to offer this year’s seminar to address these and other facets of successful beekeeping. Speakers include: Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Elizabeth (Izzy) Hill and Doug Oster. Break-out sessions and a Beginning Beekeeping workshop will be offered on Saturday 8-4 p.m. Some vendors attending the seminar have let us know they are taking orders for equipment (including items not usually qualifying for free shipping) that they will bring to the seminar without shipping costs. If you don't see your favorite supply company contact them to ask. For additional information check out the following links. Mann Lake Ltd. Blue Sky Bee Supply Better Bee Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Kelley Beekeeping Co Seminar registration is $57 for adults and $40 for youths under 18 yrs. Beginner Beekeeping Class is $75. Times: Feb. 17, 2017 - Optional Session (7:00 - 9:00 PM) and Feb. 18, 2017 (7:30 - 4:30 PM)

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Western PA Beekeeping Seminar

Dates: Friday and Saturday, February 13 & 14, 2015 Time: Friday 7pm - 9pm; Saturday 8am - 4:30pm Location: Four Points Sheraton, Pittsburgh North, Mars PA 16046 Registration Deadline: Sunday Feb 8, 2015. Cost: $50 per Participant; $30 per Guest Click HERE for Registration and Information. Join beekeepers of Western PA for the most up to date information about managing honeybees.  A trade show featuring major beekeeping supply companies will be held on site in conjunction with the seminar. Featured Speakers: Jerry Hayes - former FLA State Apiarist and current commercial director for Beeologics. Dr. Larry Connor - former OSU Extension Entomologist, author and owner of Wicwas Press Karen Roccasecca - PA State Apiarist Jessica Onstead - 2015 PA Honey Queen Fred Blosat - Culinary Chef, exploring ways of cooking with honey Doug Oster - Author and Co-Host of KDKA Radio's The Organic Gardners Mehemet Doki - PhD Candidate, Grozinger Lab, Penn State University, Focus on Over-wintering Behavior in Honey Bees Bee Informed Partnership - Supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the Bee Informed Partnership is a collaboration of efforts across the country from some of the leading research labs and university in agriculture and science. With data from real beekeepers, they use statistics to find trends towards better beekeeping practices that result in healthier honey bees. Confirmed Trade Show Vendors*: (*Additional vendors are expected to attend) Blue Sky Bee Supply Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Dadant and Sons - NY Office Mann Lake Simpson Bee Supply Wicwas Press Western PA Beekeeping Seminar Facebook Page - This event is cosponsored by Penn State Extension, Burgh Bees, Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers Association, and Washington County Beekeepers Association.

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