Join Kim And Jim In The Beeyard, And On The Front Porch Of The A. I. Root Homestead On June 18th At Noon EST (9 AM PDT)

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Check out the next LIVE KIM&JIM Show, on June 18, 2018. Kim and Jim are first going to take a look at the 4 bee hives on the A. I. Root Company property, right next to A. I. Root’s Home. There are 2 overwintered colonies, and 2 were installed as packages this spring. What’s up with the old and the new this spring? We’ll find out. Then, they’ll take a look at the new polystyrene hive just installed this spring to begin looking at thermal efficiency in a beehive. A new hive, with a new package will be the center of attention for a bit.

Then, because it’s Pollination Week, KIM&JIM will take a breather after all that work, and sip a cool one on the A. I. Root’s front porch and talk about all of the historical figures that have come and gone from that porch over the years, sort of a sneak preview of THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN BEEKEEPING event coming your way in October. And, because it’s pollination weeks, they’ll discuss a bit about the pollinator gardens, that they will visit later this summer, and about some of the activities going on around this most important subject.

KIM&JIM. Tune in, Tuesday, June 18, 2018 from noon to 1 PM. Look at bees, look at beehives. Sip a cool one on A. I. Root’s front porch. What better way to spend the first week of summer.

Please Register for Kim & Jim Visit the hives at A. I. Root’s home. on Jun 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM PDT) at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/8037399612017492493

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Kim and Jim's Live Episode: Wed, Jan. 24, 9AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

Kim Flottum, Editor-in-Chief, Bee Culture Magazine and Dr. James "Jim" Tew, Emeritus Professor, Entomology, OSU will be bringing you their 13th "Live" show. Click Here to Register

You don't want to miss: Meet The Best Informed Beekeepers On The Planet. The Bee Informed Partnership Crew

ABF E-Buzz April 2017

Check out the ABF E-Buzz for April 2017. Lot's of great bee info. including:

Bee Educated:
ABF's Webinar Series "Conversation with a Beekeeper" Continues

Upcoming Session:

Bee Forage Cover Crops in Orchard Systems

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. AKST / 2:00 p.m. HST

Billy Synk, Director of Pollination Programs at Project Apis m

https://abfnet.site-ym.com/page/April_2017_EBUZZ#anchor_1461355435249

OSC Webinar: Pesticides and Poisons In The Hive

OSC May Bee Lab Webinar 5/18/2016: The recording of today's webinar is now posted on the Bee Lab website: http://u.osu.edu/beelab/pesticides-and-poisons-in-the-hive-an-overview-of-bee-toxicology/

Johnson webinar handout

http://u.osu.edu/beelab/pesticides-and-poisons-in-the-hive-an-overview-of-bee-toxicology/

Join us at 9AM on June 15th for: Common Sense Natural Beekeeping
Kim Flottum, author and editor of Bee Culture magazine.
Hope to see you then!
Denise Ellsworth
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

 

ABF Webinar: Next Generation Beekeepers Initiative

Next Generation Beekeepers Initiative 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. AKST / 3:00 p.m. HST
Sarah Red-Laird, a.k.a Bee Girl, ABF Kids and Bees Program Director; and Zac Browning, co-owner of Browning Honey Co. Inc. 
SESSION DETAILS:  

Join Sarah Red-Laird and Zac Browning in this live, interactive webinar to discuss issues, solutions, and consequences of inaction in the beekeeping industry.

What's a "Next Generation Beekeeper"? “Next Gen” is defined as, “The step forward that perpetually propels us into our impending destiny.” We are the next generation in our family of beekeepers, we are the drivers of the next stage of development in the products, services, expertise, and knowledge our industry provides. This beekeeper is a commercial or small scale beekeeper, or works as an educator or researcher. They are passionate about bees, and want to be involved in future beekeeping innovation, research, policy, technology, advocacy, or community leadership. In the near future, we need a functional model of collaboration and diversification. You tell us what that needs to be done, we’ll listen and help to develop a positive action plan. 

Please log in to your ABF membership account and visit the 'Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series" section of the website to register for this webinar.

RSVP: http://www.abfnet.org/

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/456566087871947/

ABF Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinars and Archived Sessions Available

American Beekeeping Federation (ABF): New Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinars and Archived Sessions Available 

Primetime with Honey bees: Beekeeping, Honey Bees and More! - Part One

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. AKST / 2:00 p.m. HST

Tim Tucker, ABF President and owner of Tuckerbees Honey
SESSION DETAILS: 

“Bee educated” about honey bees and how you — yes, you — can help reverse their population decline. Join the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) for a free, public three-part webinar series about the basics of beekeeping and honey bees. Sessions are 90 minutes each and allow you to interact with expert beekeepers and ABF members! The first session is on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 8:00 PM ET. ABF President Tim Tucker shares an overview of honey bee biology and an explanation of how and why we keep them the way we do today.

Click here to download the session! (Coming Soon)

Primetime with Honey bees: Beekeeping, Honey Bees and More! - Part Two  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. AKST / 4:00 p.m. HST
Blake Shook, ABF Board Member and owner of Desert Creek Honey
SESSION DETAILS:  

The second session is on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 9:00 PM ET. Blake Shook, ABF board member and a commercial beekeeper, speaks about the necessity of pollination to the honey industry specifically and the farming industry more broadly (we’re talking economic impact in the billions of dollars!). Pollination is one of the honey bee’s largest and most pressing tasks, so this is a session you won’t want to miss.

Click here to download the session!  

Primetime with Honey Bees: Beekeeping, Honey Bees and More! - Part Three  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. AKST / 5:00 p.m. HST
Gene Brandi, ABF Vice President and owner of Gene Brandi Apiaries 
SESSION DETAILS:  

This last session is on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 10:00 PM ET. ABF Vice President Gene Brandi shares challenges that beekeepers face and the effects of pesticides on the honey bee population. Beekeepers are losing 30-50% of their hives each year, so this is a pressing issue for all who are interested in the population. Gene will update us on everything that ABF board members and leaders are doing to help reverse the trend, and provides insight into how everyone can lend a helping hand.

Click here to download the session!

Why do honey bees like dirty water? 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. AKST / 3:00 p.m. HST
Rachael Bonoan, Foundation Scholar 
SESSION DETAILS:  

Beekeepers have observed that honey bees tend to forage from dirty water sources over clean ones. While the mechanism by which honey bees find dirty water sources is likely scent, the reason they look for these dirty sources in the first place has yet to be examined. Since micronutrients are essential for many physiological functions (e.g. muscle movement and immunity), and are only found in nectar and pollen in trace amounts, Rachael Bonoan hypothesizes that to obtain a well-rounded diet, honey bees selectively forage in soil and water for minerals that the colony may lack.

Please log in to your ABF membership account and visit the 'Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series" section of the website to register for this webinar.

Next Generation Beekeepers Initiative 

TBD
8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. AKST / 3:00 p.m. HST
Sarah Red-Laird, a.k.a Bee Girl, ABF Kids and Bees Program Director; and Zac Browning, co-owner of Browning Honey Co. Inc. 
SESSION DETAILS:   

Join Sarah Red-Laird and Zac Browning in this live, interactive webinar to discuss issues, solutions, and consequences of inaction in the beekeeping industry.

What's a "Next Generation Beekeeper"? “Next Gen” is defined as, “The step forward that perpetually propels us into our impending destiny.” We are the next generation in our family of beekeepers, we are the drivers of the next stage of development in the products, services, expertise, and knowledge our industry provides. This beekeeper is a commercial or small scale beekeeper, or works as an educator or researcher. They are passionate about bees, and want to be involved in future beekeeping innovation, research, policy, technology, advocacy, or community leadership. In the near future, we need a functional model of collaboration and diversification. You tell us what that needs to be done, we’ll listen and help to develop a positive action plan. 

Please log in to your ABF membership account and visit the 'Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series" section of the website to register for this webinar.


IMPORTANT SESSION FORMAT / REGISTRATION INFORMATION
 
The sessions will be conducted via the GoToWebinar online meetings platform, which means the presenter will have a visual presentation, as well as an audio presentation. Upon entering the session online, you may choose whether to listen to the presentation through your computer's speakers or through your phone.
 
Reserve your spot today by going to our Education & Events Page/Conversation with A Beekeeper Webinar Series. You must log into your ABF membership account to register. Registration will close 24 business hours before the scheduled session. Twenty-four hours before the session the registered participant will receive an e-mail confirming participation, along with the necessary information to join the session. If an e-mail address is not provided, the ABF will call the participant with the information. 
 
If you are unable to make the session, don't fear! Each session will be recorded and available on the ABF Web site for ABF member-only access.
 
Have you missed out on any or all of the great webinars we have hosted over the past year?  Good news!  All of the ABF's "Conversation with a Beekeeper" webinars are archived on the ABF website and you can easily access them at your convenience.
 
You will need to log into your account to access the sessions.  If you don't remember your username or password, please contact Valerie Lake at valerielake@abfnet.org

 Have you missed out on any or all of the great webinars we have hosted over the past year?  Good news!  All of the ABF's "Conversation with a Beekeeper" webinars are archived on the ABF website and you can easily access them at your convenience.  You can catch up on the following sessions: 

  • Dr. Marion Ellis – Diseases of Honey Bee Part Two
  • Dr. Roger Hoopingarner – Beekeeping 101 Series
  • Blake Shook – Beginning Beekeeper Six part Series
  • Environmental Protection Agency Series

Most sessions are uploaded to the website within the next day or two after the live presentation, so the page is updated at least one a month with new sessions.  Click here to access the sessions.  Scroll down to the "Archived Sessions" section and choose the session you would like to listen to.  

OSU Webinar: Honey Bee Foraging in Ohio's Landscapes

Join us on October 7th for our webinar with Doug Sponsler of The Ohio State University: Honey Bee Foraging in Ohio's Landscapes

 

The foraging of a honey bee colony is one of the most spectacular phenomena in nature. We'll explore the intricate biology of honey bee foraging and then introduce current research into how honey bees forage in Ohio's landscapes.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required. Webinars run fromL
9:00AM to 10:00AM Eastern   -  6:00AM to 7:00AM Pacific

To join the webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

To access via iPad, iPhone or Android device, download the Adobe Connect app.

All webinars will be recorded and archived on the Bee Lab website.

OSU Webinar: What "Newbees" Need to Know

Join us on Wednesday at 9:00AM Eastern 6:00AM Pacific for our September webinar with Alex Zomchek, Master Beekeeping Instructor:
 
What "Newbees" Need to Know
Alex will share insight aimed at those new to beekeeping, based on years of teaching both new and experienced beekeepers. 

All webinars are free, and registration is not required. Webinars run from 9:00AM to 10:00AM Eastern.

To join the webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 Eastern the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz
To access via iPad, iPhone or Android device, download the Adobe Connect app.
All webinars will be recorded and archived on the Bee Lab website.

Webinar: What Is That Honey?

WHAT IS THAT HONEY?
Thurs, September 10th, 2015 at 3:00-4:00PM PDT

More and more honey labeling is being scrutinized and this is a good thing. States are adopting standards which must be met in order to label varietal honeys. There is also a great interest among beekeepers to know what type of honey the bees have produced. I can say first hand, I thought I knew what type of honey I had but after having it tested by Dr. Vaughn Bryant, I was proved wrong. Join us for a discussion of how Dr. Bryant determines the nectar source, how you as beekeepers can use that information to better market to the customer, and be compliant with labeling standards

*After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining our webinar.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/992721929878993921

Webinar: OSU - Royal Jelly and Queen Development, A Chemical Perspective

Wednesday, August 19, webinar with Thomas Janini of The Ohio State University:
Royal Jelly and Queen Development: A Chemical Perspective
Thom will be discussing the composition of royal jelly and its effect on larval development.
All webinars are free, and registration is not required. Webinars run from 9:00AM to 10:00AM Eastern, 7:00AM Pacific.
To join the webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 6:55AM Pacific the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz download the Adobe Connect app.

All webinars will be recorded and archived on the Bee Lab website.

Webinar: Using Oxalic Acid In The Beehive

 Brushy Mountain Webinar Wednesday August 19, 2015   3:00-4:00PM

This varroa treatment has been around for years but has not been approved for use in the United States until now! With its high efficacy and low risk of contamination, many beekeepers are looking to use it this year. We have brought in an expert panelist, Randy Oliver, to better explain Oxalic Acid. If you have not had the opportunity to read his blogs, seen him speak at bee conferences, or kept updated with his articles in American Bee Journal, we hope you will take the time to listen to him discuss Oxalic Acid.

To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9187833990353252610

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ABF's Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar: "Honey - Who Knew?" July 9, 2015

Register today for ABF's Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar at www.abfnet.org

The ABF Education Committee has been hard at work developing new ways to keep its members engaged and informed in between ABF annual conferences each year. To this end, the ABF is pleased to announce another session in the 2015 Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series. This series is free to ABF members. To register, please go to the ABF website at www.abfnet.org, and log into your profile. You will find the link for registration under Education & Events/Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series. If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Lake at valerielake@abfnet.org or404.760.2875.

Honey - Who Knew?
Thursday, July 9, 2015
8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. AKST / 3:00 p.m. HST
Bear Kelley, President, Georgia Beekeepers Association

This presentation will dig deep into what honey is, where it comes from, how it's made and what it is used for. We all know that the bees make it, but how? We all know it comes from pollen and nectar, but how is it processed? This study will bring to light info that is assumed, but the details not really understood. Everyone talks about varroa mites, hive beetles, queens, overwintering bees, etc; but Bear has put together some information that has always been in front of us, but seldom discussed.

ABF Webinar: Conversation With a Beekeeper" April 7, 2015

American Beekeeping Federation

Don't miss another "Conversation with a Beekeeper" webinar. Tuesday, April 7, Sarah Red-Laird, better known as the Bee Girl, will discuss "Conserving Honey Bees by Sharing the Love with the Littlest Community Members." Sparking an interest for our honey bees in the “next generation” is imperative in the survival of our industry. Sarah Red-Laird, the Bee Girl and ABF’s Kids and Bees director, has developed an open source strategy for engaging preschool through college-aged youth. Join this entertaining webinar to hear about her adventures in the US and beyond, garner some tips for your own kids’ program, or maybe get inspired to launch your own program to conserve our favorite charismatic minifauna. Come join your fellow beekeepers at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time this coming Tuesday. It is FREE for ABF members.

http://www.abfnet.org/

ABF: Conversations with a Beekeeper Webinar

American Beekeeping Federation

Check out our home page! Just added: Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series Presents a Six Part Beginning Beekeeping Series starting October 23. From the basics of the beehive through bee health, honey production and marketing honey products, after these six live webinar sessions beginning beekeepers will be prepared to start and manage their first hives successfully. Blake Shook, owner of the Desert Creek Honey Co., facilitates each session. The series is free for members of the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF). Membership begins at just $60 for small-scale beginning beekeepers and includes a year’s worth of educational benefits. Don’t miss this opportunity! http://www.abfnet.org/

OSU Webinar: Bee Foraging in Rural Areas During Corn Planting

Join us for our free monthly beekeeping webinar on Wednesday, August 20th at 9AM EASTERN / 6AM PACIFIC: Bee Foraging in Rural Areas During Corn Planting
Reed Johnson, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University 

Dr. Johnson will discuss the issues surrounding corn planting and honey bee health. He will address neonicotinoid pesticides and their effects on bees, as well as current research efforts in Ohio and elsewhere.

All webinars are free, and pre-registration is not required. To join this free webinar, follow the link and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55AM (EASTERN) 5:55AM (PACIFIC) on August 20th.

Bee Lab Webinar Link
https://carmenconnect.osu.edu/r7v7zmbhr1y/

* Please note, our webinar link changed this summer. If you had bookmarked or saved a previous link, please update with this link.

This and each monthly webinar will be recorded and archived on the Ohio State Bee Lab website the day of the session. We currently have about two dozen webinar recordings archived.

Webinar: OSU: Chemistry of Honey

Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Join us for our free monthly beekeeping webinar on July 16th at 9AM (Eastern) 6AM (Pacific) featuring Thomas Janini, Associate Professor with The Ohio State University. 

Professor Janini will talk about the chemical components of honey. Specifically, he will discuss the types of sugars found in honey, enzymes used to convert nectar into honey, and other compounds commonly found in nectar and honey.

All webinars are free, and pre-registration is not required. To join this free webinar, follow the link and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 AM (Eastern) 5:55 AM (Pacific) on July 16th: Bee Lab Webinar link

To access via Droid, iPad or iPhone, download the Adobe Connect app.

This and each monthly webinar will be recorded and archived on the Ohio State Bee Lab website the day of the session. 
 

Chemistry of Honey webinar with Dr. Thomas Janini, The Ohio State University. July 16, 2014. 43 minutes.

Chemistry of Honey Handout (PDF)