State Pollinator Protection Plans: How You Can Be A Part of the Solution This presentation will feature the issues of concern to beekeepers and pollinators, how you can be involved in the planning process, and implementation of pollinator protection in your community.
Understanding the Pollinator Crisis and How You Can Help Discussion of the national pollinator crisis, and the impact upon and value of honey bees and native pollinators to one-third of our food
supply will be presented.
Collaborations: Education, Advocacy, Action How to turn advocacy and education into action at the local and state level.
Migratory beekeeping: why keeping them alive is so difficult.
Learn about the issues affecting beekeepers as they work to provide pollination services for our fruits, nuts, vegetables, and seeds.
Pesticides wintering in your hives Learn the pesticide exposure routes for bees, the synergistic effects created, and how we can work to reduce pesticide exposures, and ensure healthier honey bees and native pollinators.
It’s the mites because … Learn how pesticide exposure increases the varroa in a bee hive, and increases the impact of bee diseases.
Mosquito Abatement Programs Can Damage Honey Bees and Native Pollinators We can protect public health and pollinators. Learn how you you help.
How to create your own pesticide-free pollinator habitat Learn how to create pesticide free pollinator forage on your land providing “natural bee food” for pollinators.
Pesticide risk assessment, label, and enforcement Learn about the pesticide registration/review process and the mitigation of risk to non-target organisms such as honey bees; learn how you can take action to fix a broken system.
Beginning Beekeeping The How, What, When and Where regarding the adventure of beekeeping.
Seasonal Beekeeping Beekeeping is no longer just setting up a box in the spring and harvesting honey in the fall. Each season’s success (or problems) build on the previous season. Learn season secrets and how to stay ahead of the curve.
Expanding Apiary Income Diversify your apiary income through a variety of basic hive products and value added items.
Business Side of Beekeeping Are you making money? Do you know your costs? Are you treating your activities with respect? Pain-free steps to polishing up your business skills.
Club Leadership Training/Strategic Planning Sustainability also applies to local associations. Ensure your club’s future to support the beekeeping community.
Nucs = Insurance Policy for Your Apiary Nucs in the apiary provide a wide variety of resources from queens to brood to foundation building. A great way to provide a safety net for your apiary.
What to Expect in Your 2nd Year Beekeeping Your overwintered hives demand different care that those cute packages or nucs from last year. Learn how to stay ahead of their needs, and what to expect in order to have a successful 2nd year in the adventure.
Marketing – Selling More Than Your Honey Honey sales not as robust as you would like? Hone your marketing skills to improve your sales.
Engaging your community You already have the best organization, products or business- now it’s time to share it with your community. How do you engage your neighbors near and far? How do you attract new clients? In this presentation you will learn several different platforms to be successful in reaching the most people and getting them excited to experience and talk about your organization, products, or services.
Find your golden cogs Everyone that you meet has certain assets and abilities, and with the right encouragement would be willing to share them with your organization. Learn how to find those hidden gems and some proven ways to assist them in this opportunity for the club.
Beekeeping like a girl The gear, the tools- much has not changed in decades. This interesting niche of being a woman beekeeper is full of opportunities to shake things up a bit in the way we work our apiaries.
Keeping the focus Whether a leader or volunteer, not everything always goes according to plan. Yet there is never a challenge, but an opportunity. Come hear first hand accounts of events and opportunities that taught strong leaders valuable lessons.
Complexity of Honey Every harvest, every cell of honey within the comb is extremely complex and unique. In this presentation, you will learn how to utilize this information as an educational tool. I will also focus on giving a new view on how industrious your girls are, and why local floral variety is so important.
Beginning Beekeeping No matter your reasoning for wanting to learn more and possibly pick up a hive tool; getting started can seem overwhelming. The biggest opportunity for all those interested is to learn all they can. This presentation will go over equipment needed, typical behavior and anatomy of honey bees, and of course the cost and time required to be a successful beekeeper.
Products from the hive Beekeeping can be expensive- but there are ways for the girls to help cover some of the cost. Honey is only one of the many optional opportunities to not only sell, but educate others on the diversity and necessity of honey bees.