Friday, October 27

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

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

 

Saturday, October 28

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 Fungal Control in Almonds
Dr. Elina Niño, University of California-Davis

8:30 am–3:30 pm Bee School (Concurrent, Natural Resources Building)
Thom Trusewicz, Instructor

9:15 am Collecting Germplasm in Italy and Slovenia
Sue Cobey, Washington State University

9:45 am Deadline for Submitting Honey Show Entries (OSU Room, Pavilion)

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Using Queen Caging to Create a Break the Brood Cycle to Improve Varroa Control
Dr. Brandon Hopkins, Washington State University

11:00 am Fungal Pharmacy: Metarhizium as a Biocontrol Agent Against Varroa
Dr. Jennifer Han, Washington State University

noon Luncheon (Pavilion, Preregistration required)
12:00 pm Oregon Master Beekeeper Program
Jen Holt, Oregon State University

12:15 pm Bee Informed Partnership
Ellen Topitzhofer, Oregon State University

1:15 pm Sublethal Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Queen Bees and Colony Development
Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2:00 pm How Clean Is Your Honey?
Candace Moss, Barkman Honey

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Residential Beekeeping—A New Law and Recommended Best Practices
Dr. Mike Rodia

3:30 pm Conversations with Pesticides
Harry Vanderpool, Vanderpool Farms

3:45 pm The Other Magic Mushrooms: Antiviral Activity of Polypore Fungi Against Honey Bee Viruses
Dr. Nicholas Naeger, 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)
Easy Money, Easy Money
Harry Vanderpool, Vanderpool Farms
Benefit Auction to Follow

 

Sunday, October 29

7:30 am Registration (Entry Hall, Pavilion)

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

General Session, Pavilion
8:30 am Troubleshooting Queen Failures
Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

8:30 am–10:00 am Making Beeswax Ornaments and Other Items (Concurrent, Natural Resources Building)
Virginia Webb, Mtn Honey, Instructor

9:15 am WSU Germplasm Importation Project, The Genetic Impact
Sue Cobey, Washington State University

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Bee Trees and Colony Health
Brian Lacy, Urban Bees and Gardens

11:00 am Mid-Season Break in Brood on a Commercial Scale Using Cold Storage for Varroa Control
Dr. Brandon Hopkins, Washington State University

noon Luncheon (Pavilion, Preregistration required)
OSU Honey Bee Lab Research Update
Dr. Ramesh Sagili, Oregon State University

1:15 pm Preparing Entries for Honey Show
Virginia Webb, MtnHoney

2:00 pm Keeping Bees in a Diminishing Landscape
George Hansen, Foothills Honey Company

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Supplemental Forage for Honey Bees in Almonds
Dr. Elina Niño, University of California-Davis

3:45 pm Using Honey Bees to Support Public Lands and Native Flowers
Sarah Red-Laird, Bee Girl

4:30 pm Final Comments & Adjourn