2011 Course Agenda Topics, Speakers and Schedule

The 2012 Short Course will be held on Jan 21, 2012
The agenda on this website is from our short course in January, 2011, left here to give you a taste of what you'll get in 2012. This year the course was full by the beginning of January so if you are interested in taking it, sign up in the late fall.

SHORT COURSE AGENDA 2011
8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration Jim Heerin, Sue Heerin, Cindy Hodges
9:00 - 9:05 AM Welcome –Master of Ceremonies Jerry Wallace, MABA President
9:10 - 9:20 AM Video, Look Inside the Hive
INstallin Nuc & Package
Cindy Bee, Cindy Hodges - Master Beekeepers
9:20 - 10:00 AM Bee biology Jennifer Berry, MS Entomology
10:00 - 10:30 AM Honey Bee Colony Cycle and the
Boxes in which they live
Curtis Gentry, Ph.D.
10:30 - 10:45 AM Setting up your Apiary
& Smokers Lighting Demo
P. N. Williams, Curtis Gentry, Ph.D.
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 11:40 AM Queen’s Life & Feeding Hives Jennifer Berry, M.S. Entomology
11:40 - 12:15 PM Problems you may have:
Varroa Mites, Small Hive Beetles, Wax Moth and Nosema
Keith Fielder, Master Beekeeper
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch
Beekeeping Equipment Display P.N. Williams
Honey Tasting Jim Ovbey
Products of the Hive Jerry Wallace
How to build your first hive box Jay Parsons
1:30 - 2:00 PM Special Topics - CCD & Africanized Bees Keith Fielder, Master Beekeeper
2:00 - 2:10 PM Video - Extraction of Honey Linda Tillman, Master Beekeeper
Gina Gallucci
2:10 - 2:30 PM Questions & Answers Jennifer Berry, M.S. Entomology
2:30 - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 - 3:15 PM Principles, Techniques of Integrated Pest Management Keith Fielder - Master Beekeeper, Welsh Honey Judge
3:15- 3:45 PM The year in an Atlanta apiary Cindy Bee, Master Beekeeper
3:45 - 4:25 PM More Questions to Panel Experts Marci Radkovich
4:30 PM Adjourn - Get Goodie Bags! Jerry Wallace