Schedule of events for the 2013 Alabama Beekeepers Convention
Schedule is pretty firm however please check back later for updates.

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September 27 & 28, 2013  at Taylor Road Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL

Friday Program
Time General Interest and Experienced Path Main Room Beginner Track Workshops Room TBD Intermediate Track Workshops Room TBD General Track Workshops Room TBD Crafts Track Workshops Room TBD Honey Show Room TBD
8:00-8:30 Registration Idle Idle Idle Idle Honey show entries reception - Mrs. Glenn
8:30-8:45 Welcome and opeing remarks Damon Wallace Idle Idle Idle Idle Honey show entries reception - Mrs. Glenn
8:45-8:50 This Year's Theme and Schedule Jeff Lee Idle Idle Idle Idle Closed
8:50-9:20 Report on Department of Agriculture - John McMillan, Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Idle Idle Idle Idle Closed
9:20-9:30 Body break, travel to workshops Idle Idle Idle Idle Closed
9:30-10:30 The Rise, Fall, & Restructuring of the Beekeeping Industry  Dr. Jim Tew Beginning Beekeeper Damon Wallace Methodology for Hive Inspection - Phillip Garrison Flowers, Trees, and Bees - Keith Fielder Candle Making - Pam Lee Closed
10:30-11:00 Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Closed
11:00-12:00 Social Insect: Fact or Fiction - Dr. Keith Delaplane Hardware Assembly - Lonnie Funderburg The Sustainable Bee Club- A Club Approach to Promoting Local Nucs and Queens - Karla Eisen Virginia Regional Beekeepers Association Queen Rearing The Jenter Method - Bill Mullins Soap Making - pending Closed
12:00-1:30 Lunch - snacks-vendors - socialize Open Hive Demonstration  In the Field, Weather Permitting - Joe Nicolsi Lunch - snacks-vendors - socialize Lunch - snacks-vendors - socialize Lunch - snacks-vendors - socialize Honey show entries reception - Mrs. Glenn
1:30-2:30 Is Bee Breeding a Myth - Dr. Keith Delaplane Tools for the Trade - Randy Glenn 2nd Year Beekeeping - Karla Eisen Virginia Regional Beekeepers Association Diseases in the Hive  and Medications - Dennis & Randy State Inspectors Cooking with Honey  -Linda Schotz Closed
2:30-3:00 Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Break - snacks-vendors - socialize Closed
3:00-3:50 Robbing Behavior - Trying to Understand Why the Bees Do It  Dr. Jim Tew Bee Biology -  David Kelton Setting up Nucs - Wil Montgomery Pest/Pesticides/Herbicides - Dennis & Randy State Inspectors Cream Honey - David Elis Closed
4:00-4:50 Dr. Jim Tew, Dr. Keith Deleplane, Dennis Barclift Question and Answers Open Session  Apirary Location and Hive Transportation - Keith Fletcher Queen Rearing Cell Punch Method -  Wil Montgomery Small Scale Honey Extraction - Keith Fielder Lotions and Lipbalm - pending Closed
5:00-5:30 Questions - door prizes - socialize Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
6:00-Until Banquet and Entertainment Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

Saturday Program

Time General Interest and Experienced Path Main Room Beginner Track Workshops Room TBD Intermediate Track Workshops Room TBD General Track Workshops Room TBD Crafts Track Workshops Room TBD Honey Show Room B204
8:00-8:15 Registration Idle Idle Idle Idle Honey show entries reception - Mrs. Glenn
8:15-8:30 Welcome and opening remarks Damon Wallace Idle Idle Idle Idle Honey show entries reception - Mrs. Glenn
8:30-9:20 Drones: Their Contribution and Effects to the Colony - Dr. Keith Deleplane Beginning Beekeeper Damon Wallace Methodology for Hive Inspection - Phillip Garrison Pest/Pesticides/Herbicides - Dennis & Randy State Inspectors Candle Making - Pam Lee Honey Show Judging - Lynne Kelton
9:30-10:30 Business meeting - reports Apiary Location and Hive Transportation Keith Fletcher The Sustainable Bee Club- A Club Approach to Promoting Local Nucs and Queens - Karla Eisen Diseases in the Hive  and Medications Dennis & Randy State Inspectors Soap Making - Pending Honey Show Judging - Lynne Kelton
10:30-11:00 Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Honey Show Judging - Lynne Kelton
11:00-12:00 Emergency Management of Queenless and Laying Worker Colonies - Dr. Jim Tew Tools for the Trade - Randy Glenn 2nd Year Beekeeping - Karla Eisen Queen Rearing The Jenter Method - Bill Mullins Cooking with Honey -  Linda Schotz Closed
12:00-1:00 lunch - socialize - vendors - door prizes Open hive demonstration 12:15 - 12:45 Weather Permitting - Joe Nicolosi lunch - socialize - vendors - door prizes lunch - socialize - vendors - door prizes lunch - socialize - vendors - door prizes Honey Show Open for Display and Visit
1:00-1:50 Sustainment: The Bees' Future - Dr. Keith Deleplane Bee Biology  David Kelton Queen Rearing Cell Punch Method -  Wil Montgomery Small Scale Honey Extraction - Keith Fielder Cream Honey - David Elis Honey Show Open for Display and Visit
2:00-3:00 Some Practical Aspects of Sustainable Beekeeping - Dr. Jim Tew Hardware Assembly - Lonnie Funderburg Setting up Nucs - Wil Montgomery Flowers, Trees, and Bees - Keith Fielder Lotions and Lipbalm - pending ABA BOD Meeting
3:00-3:30 Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Break - snacks - vendors - socialize Break - snacks - vendors - socialize
3:30-4:00 Closing Conclave Honey Show Winners - Lynne Kelton  Closing Comments and door prizes - Dameon Wallace Closed Closed Closed Closed Honey how entries can be picked up by owners after winners are announced

New file 6/25/13 last modified 8/15/13 brf