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Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« on: August 15, 2008, 10:22:29 PM »
Below is the latest on that.  If anyone has access to the person responsible for your local club's newsletter I would appreciate any announcements of it.  For the latest info check back at this:
http://www.bushfarms.com/organic_beekeeping_meeting.htm
or this:
http://www.nebraskabeekeepers.org/conference2008.asp
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Nebraska Beekeepers Association: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference

Southeast Community College, Lincoln Nebraska

Friday November 21, Noon-5:00 pm Saturday November 22, 2008 - 8:00 am-5:00 pm Sunday November 23, 2008 - 8:00 am - Noon

Cost: $95 Meals included

The details are still being worked out, but you may want to reserve the dates. The Nebraska Beekeepers Association is having a conference on chemical free beekeeping. Current speakers confirmed are:

    * Dee Lusby
    * Randy Quinn
    * Dean Stiglitz & Laurie (Ramona) Herboldsheimer
    * Corwin Bell & Kelley Simmons
    * Michael Bush

Subjects:

    * Small cell beekeeping
    * Experiences in natural cell beekeeping
    * Bee breeding
    * Top bar hives
    * Natural cell size and Varroa
    * Small cell management
    * Pathogens or beneficial microbes?

Several others are in the process of deciding and making arrangements. Details will be updated as available.

To register contact Nancy Holman Southeast Community College, Continuing Education Division, 301 South 68th Street Place, Lincoln, NE 68510, phone 402-437-2712, fax 402-437-2703

For the latest updated info:
http://www.nebraskabeekeepers.org/conference2008.asp
Michael Bush
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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 10:39:00 PM »
I tried to get the time off for this, but it was denied. I am going to try again. Seems someone beat me to the dates.  I really want to go.  Wish me luck.  Also the Sacramento Beekeeping Association's email is:

info@sacbeekeepers.org. I do not know the person in charge since I just joined up.

Annette

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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 10:18:38 PM »
We've added two more speakers:

o Laura Tyler (www.sisterbee.com)
o Michael Palmer
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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 08:45:14 PM »
The deadline for registration is November 14, 2008 and not many people have registered yet. It would be helpful if you plan to go if you could registered.

http://www.bushfarms.com/NE_Beekeepi..._Nov08_web.pdf
http://www.bushfarms.com/organic_beekeeping_meeting.htm

Updated speaker list:
o Dee Lusby
o Dean Stiglitz
o Laurie (Ramona) Herboldsheimer
o Corwin Bell
o Michael Bush
o Laura Tyler
o Michael Palmer

It would be worth it to hear any one of the speakers.
Michael Bush
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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 08:05:23 AM »
Don't forget!  This Friday is the deadline for registration for this.
Michael Bush
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Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008, 02:00:03 PM »
added to the calendar,don't forget.

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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008, 09:31:17 PM »
In case you missed the registration deadline, we've gotten permission for people to register at the door, they just won't get food.
Michael Bush
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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 01:33:02 PM »
I REALLY wanted to go.  I was even pricing plane tickets.  But it's just too hard to get away on short notice.

I hope to go to the one in AZ next spring.

Gayle

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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 08:22:59 PM »
Gas is very low now (comparatively)... IMO it would be worth the drive for anyone in a 600 mile radius.  That would include Denver, Rapid City, Sioux City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Des Moines, the Quad cities, St. Louis, Little Rock, OKC, KC etc.
Michael Bush
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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 09:54:59 PM »
Here's a synopsis of the meeting for those who didn't make it:
http://www.bushfarms.com/organic_beekeeping_meeting.htm
Michael Bush
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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 12:10:24 AM »
It truly sounds wonderful and what an education that would have been. Thanks for that inspiring write up on the conference.


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Re: Chemical Free Beekeeping Conference
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 10:50:33 AM »
Here's a synopsis of the meeting for those who didn't make it:
http://www.bushfarms.com/organic_beekeeping_meeting.htm

Thank you for taking the time to write the synopsis.  I personally like the "longer" version.  You have a descriptive gift for writing that gives us a real sense of what it was like to be there.  I wish I could have been.

I love some of the things you said:
..."I knew that Ramona Herboldsheimer had a lot of information that we needed to hear about microbes in the hive... I had one of the paradigm shifts that disrupts your view of the world for a while."  (I would love to hear that presentation.  I'll check their website to see if it is there.)  I've had mini paradigm shifts or, as a friend calls them, "epiphanies" as the light has gone on about different aspects of beekeeping over the last two months.

..."Laura Tyler presented her movie "Sister Bee". This carefully, poetically crafted glimpse into the heart and soul of why people keep bees was a delight to me even though I've seen it several times. Besides I get to enjoy the reactions of the audience to it. Before this film, I had never seen a movie that even approaches getting across the spiritual undercurrent of beekeeping."  What you said about this movie made me want to buy it (I will) and also made me realize the source of the strange "draw" to keep my feral bees as opposed to giving them away.

Thanks, Michael for all you do.
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