150th Anniversary Celebration

Friday and Saturday, March 15th and 16th, 2013

 

Registration: We have reached our capacity and have to close our registration for the
150th Anniversary Celebration. Thank you for your overwhelming support and responses.

Confirmation notices for those already registered were sent out  February 13th.

To review entire agenda and hotel accommodations, click this link -  Tri State Meeting 2013 Final-Agenda.

Order Pick-up Available at Dadant’s – 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday

 

Agenda

 

Friday, March 15th, 2013
9:00-4:00 p.m. Open House at Dadant & Sons, Inc. manufacturing  locations: Hamilton, IL, Dallas City, IL, Kahoka, MO.
5:00 p.m. Welcome & Banquet Dinner at Sullivan Auction Site, Hamilton, IL.
5:05 p.m. 150th Anniversary Video
6:00 p.m. After Dinner speaker: Dr. James Tew, Bee Culture Columnist, Author, Beekeeping Extension Specialist – Wooster, OH. “It’s All About the Sting”
6:45 p.m. State Association Announcements
7:30 p.m. Close

Saturday, March 16th, 2013
We will have raffle drawings throughout the day. With the Grand Prize Raffle at the close.
8:00 a.m. Registration – Sullivan Auction Site- Hamilton, IL.
8:45 a.m. Coffee and Rolls
9:00 a.m. Welcome by Tim C Dadant, President, Dadant & Sons, Inc.
9:10 a.m. 150th Anniversary Video
9:15 a.m. Understanding Colony Health Issues Randy Oliver – ABJ Columnist, Commercial Beekeeper and Bee Researcher – Grass Valley, CA.
10:05 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. The Drone Bee — This Bug Needs More Respect – Dr. James Tew – Bee Culture Columnist, Author, Beekeeping Extension Specialist – Wooster, OH.
11:20 a.m. Honey Bee Health and Why I Am at Monsanto – Jerry Hayes – ABJ Columnist, Bee Research at Monsanto – St. Louis, MO.
12:10 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Concepts in Practical Management of Varroa – Randy Oliver – ABJ Columnist, Commercial Beekeeper and Bee Researcher – Grass Valley, CA
2:15 p.m. Setting up a Honey House – Kent Robertson, Manager of Dallas City, IL. metal Plant
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Honey & Hive Product Marketing – Charles and Karen Lorence – Aurora, IL.
3:30 p.m. Queen Rearing and Making Spring Splits - Ray Latner – High Springs, FL. Branch manager, Beekeeper
4:00 p.m. Raffle drawing/Close

Keynote Speakers

Randy Oliver has 40 years of practical beekeeping experience, plus holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences. Randy researches, analyzes, and digests beekeeping information from all over the world in order to not only broaden his own depth of understanding and knowledge, but to develop practical solutions to many of today’s beekeeping problems, which he then shares with other beekeepers through his various articles in the American Bee Journal, his speaking engagements worldwide, and on his website: www.ScientificBeekeeping.com

Dr. James Tew is currently the Beekeeping Specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University. In 2011 he retired after 34 years as the Ohio State Extension Beekeeping Specialist at Ohio State Univ. He has taught and has conducted applied research on honey bees and their behavior, specifically pollination behavior. He writes monthly articles for Bee Culture and has written two books, Beekeeping Principles and Backyard Beekeeping. He enjoys woodworking, photography and feeding ungrateful birds. He can be reached at tewbee2@gmail.com, on Twitter @onetewbee and on Facebook.

Jerry Hayes took an Apiculture Program under Dr. Jim Tew at the Univ. of Ohio. Then went to work at the USDA Bee Breeding and Stock Lab in Baton Rouge where at the time African Honey Bees were on the horizon and ID techniques were being studied. He later became a Regional Dadant Branch manager in Michigan and eventually moved to Dadant’s Headquarters in Hamilton, Illinois. In 2003, he moved to Florida to become the Chief of the Apiary Inspection Section. He has written, with many writers’ help, the “Classroom” in the ABJ for 20 plus years. He is on several science advisory boards for Colony Collapse Disorder and research funding projects. Starting in late January of 2012, he began a new beekeeping disease research job at Monsanto Corporation headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Special Events

Friday afternoon conference attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facilities of Dadant and Sons in Hamilton, IL. Tours will include visits to the company’s office, showroom, library and warehouse. In addition, guided tours will allow visitors to see the production of wax foundation. Tours also available at our Kahoka, MO. candle plant and the Dallas City, IL. metal plant.

Also on Friday evening, at the Sullivan Auction site, there will be a kick-off banquet dinner for meeting registrants who have pre-registered. Following the banquet dinner, all meeting pre-registrants will have an opportunity to hear Dr. James Tew. In order to participate in the Friday evening banquet, participants need to pre-register. See the registration form for details.

On Saturday, in addition to hearing three nationally recognized keynote speakers, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in all three break-out sessions that will address beekeeper needs and interests. A Saturday luncheon, provided free of charge by Dadant & Sons, will be available to all meeting pre-registrants.

There will be a raffle for door prizes at the meeting.

Session Presenters

Charles and Karen Lorence – ABJ Columnists
Honey & Hive Product Marketing

Ray Latner – Dadant-High Springs, FL – branch manager, beekeeper
Queen Rearing and Making Spring Splits

Kent Robertson –  Dadant-Dallas City, IL – metal plant manager
Setting Up a Honey House

Registration: We have reached our capacity and have to close our registration for the
150th Anniversary Celebration. Thank you for your overwhelming support and responses.


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