Everyone is welcome to the attend the 2012 Big Bee Buzz in Tulsa, OK. We will be meeting at the Eastside Christian Church, located just east of 15th Street and Harvard Avenue.
The cost this year is just $30, which includes all lectures, dinner on Friday, donuts on Saturday morning, lunch on Saturday, and all the coffee and soft drinks you want. We are not doing the Potluck this year, and will instead cater the food. As the event has grown, the Potluck is getting a little hard to manage.
You can pay in advance by going to the NEOBA website to register. Here is a link: http://neoba.org/
Pre-payment and registration is not required -- you can pay at the door if you choose -- but we really appreciate it if people pay in advance for planning purposes.
We will have vendors present, including Ozark Bee Supply, Ultra Breeze Bee Suits and West Hive Beetle Traps. Ozark Bee Supply will be offering for sale copies of Diana Sammataro's latest book, and she will be there and I'm sure would sign copies.
The speakers and schedule are as follows:
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
5:30 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. Dr. Clarence Collison Examining Combs -- What Do They Tell You?
6:45 p.m. Lets Eat!!! Bar-B-Que Dinner
7:30 p.m. Dr. Diana Sammataro Whats Going On At the USDA Bee Lab In Tuscon, AZ
8:15 p.m. Ed Levi - What Makes A Good Queen, And Why She Matters
9:00 p.m. Adjourn
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
8:45 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Don Molnar, Oklahoma Apiary Inspector Oklahoma Beekeeping Update
9:30 a.m. Dr. Diana Sammataro Honeybees: Sweetness and Mites
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Dr. Charles Abramson, Oklahoma State Univesity Betty the Boozing Bee: Studies In How Alcohol And "Safe" Chemicals Affect Bee Behavior
11:40 p.m. Catered Lunch/Socialize
1:00 p.m. Dr. Clarence Collison Honey Bee Management For Maximum Honey Production
1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Ed Levi Beekeeping Travels With Ed Levi
2:45 p.m. Latest Pest Update (Varroa, Viruses & Phorid Flies) And Brain Picking Session Audience Q & A With All Speakers
3:30 p.m. Auction and Raffle