Special Events at the 2017 Fall Conference include the Conference Honey Show, the demonstrations and resources provided by the OSU Honey Bee Lab, the Silent and Banquet Auctions, and the Luncheons and Banquet. Information about what each has to offer is in the sections that follow.
The Fall Conference provides an opportunity to enter products of the hive from your bees in this year’s Honey Show. Entries are due by 9:45 am in the OSU Room of the Pavilion. Judging begins at 10 am.
Please note that information given previously about the Honey Show entries has been changed. The changes in categories are:
Honey Steward: Susan Rauchfuss
Judge: Marjie Ehry
Judge: Virginia Webb
Comb Honey – 3 lots of 3 rounds
Extracting Frames each class– 3 frames
All Other Honey – 3 pint jars
Extracted Honey – 3 Standard, Uniform 1 lb. honey jars
COMB HONEY: Class #1
1. Comb honey, any one variety (3 round section)
2. Comb honey, any one variety (3 square section)
3. Chunk honey in a jar, (3 wide mouth pint jars)
4. Full depth, any one variety (3 frames)
5 Shallow, any one variety (3 frames)
6. Western, any one variety (3 frames)
7. Semi, any one variety (3 frames)
EXTRACTED HONEY: Class #2
Extracted liquid honey 3 – 1 lb. queen line jars
11. Creamed Honey (3 pints jars)
BEESWAX: Class #3
17. Natural or Sun bleached 1 lb. (1 piece)
18. Beeswax candles, 100% beeswax 2-5 lbs. (dipped large single or several pairs)
19. Artistic beeswax, 100% beeswax. Entries can be several pieces, but must be fastened together. Entries can be different shades of wax, i.e., brood wax or capping wax. No artificial enhancements.
BEEKEEPING PHOTO: Class #4
Entries must be in an 8” x 10” black frame, subject matter: “The Joy of Beekeeping!” Use your imagination.
GIFT BASKET: CLASS #15
Must contain at least 5 honey and related bee products.
OSU HONEY BEE LAB
The OSU Honey Bee Lab will have a mobile lab at the conference on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and take a look! You will have an opportunity to see how the lab members Hannah Lucas and Carolyn Breece analyze honey bee samples for Nosema, Varroa mite counts, and dissect bees for tracheal mites and hypopharyngeal glands. The OSU team can also tell you about current research projects and extension events. Honey bee samples may be dropped off for varroa and/or nosema analysis to be completed within 1-2 weeks after the conference.
Research Assistants: Carolyn Breece and Hannah Lucas
Collecting Samples for Analyses: Please collect live bees in a leak-proof container, place in freezer to kill, then deliver frozen or in alcohol. While live-collected samples are preferred, we will accept samples of bees collected when dead. Please understand that results from samples collected dead will not be as informative; they cannot provide an entirely accurate picture of the colony’s disease/parasite status. Please carefully label your sample with sample date, location, and hive identifier, and e-mail address.
Donations: Donations for both the silent and banquet auctions are welcome! You can drop them off at the Registration Desk on October 27 or October 28. All proceeds from the Banquet and Silent Auctions are donated for research.
Manager: Suzannah Kruse
Manager: OSU Honey Bee Lab
BANQUET AND LUNCHEONS
Title: Easy Money, Easy Money
Presenter: Harry Vanderpool
Menu: Organic Field Greens Salad, Tomato/Cucumber/Mozzarella/Basil Salad, Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Herb-Marinated Chicken Breast, Northwest Salmon, and Chocolate Ganache Cake with a Hazelnut Crust
Title: Bee Informed Partnership
Presenter: Ellen Topitzhofer
Menu: Caesar Salad, Wild Mushroom Orzo Alfredo, Zucchini Saute, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Herb Marinated Chicken in Marina Sauce, Garlic Bread, and Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
Title: OSU Honey Bee Lab Update
Presenter: Dr. Ramesh Sagili
Menu: Fiesta Salad, Cilantro Lime Rice, Frijoles a la Charra, Beef Taquitos, Cheese Tamales, and Mexican Style Pastry with Raspberry Filling
Reminder: Tickets for the Banquet and the Luncheons are separate from conference registration. Menu items subject to change.