2019 Kansas Honey Producers Spring Meeting

March 8, 2019 – March 9, 2019 all-day
Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 Harper St Lawrence KS 66046
Joli Winer

Spring 2019

Kansas Honey Producers Meeting

Friday and Saturday

March 8 & 9, 2019

Douglas County Fairgrounds

2110 Harper St. Building 21 N & S, Lawrence KS 66046


Country Inn and Suites by Radisson,
2176 E 23rd St. Lawrence KS

Room reservations: 785-749-6010

Pay by PayPal at www.kansashoneyproducers.org

or print KPHA 2019 Spring Meeting Registration

Questions? Please call or email Joli Winer at 913-593-3562 or joli@heartlandhoney.com

We have a great meeting planned for this spring.

The hotel is only a few blocks from the fairgrounds. Please make reservations by February 15th to get our great rate of $99 plus tax. The code for this meeting is Kansas Honey Producers. You can make your reservation by calling 785-749-6010 or by using the following link: http://www.countryinn.com/reservation/itineraryEntrance.do?hotelCode=USALAKA&promotionalCode=LANSTI

One of our guest speakers is Dr. Juliana Rangel. She was born in Colombia, South America, Juliana obtained a BS degree in 2004 from the program of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution at the University of California, San Diego. In 2010 she then obtained a Ph. D. from the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, working under the supervision of Dr. Thomas D. Seeley. Her dissertation explored the mechanisms and functional organization of reproductive swarming in the honey bee Apis mellifera. From 2010-2013 she worked as an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Dr. David R. Tarpy at North Carolina State University. In January 2013, Juliana became Assistant Professor of Apiculture in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Her research program focuses on the biological and environmental factors that influence the reproductive quality of honey bee queens and drones, the health and population genetics of feral honey bees, and the quality and diversity of floral sources collected by honey bees in developed areas across the country. She is also an active member of the Texas Beekeepers Association and has spoken to numerous beekeeping associations in Texas and across the USA. She teaches two undergraduate courses, Honey Bee Biology and Introduction to Beekeeping, and also Professional Grant Writing for graduate students. She is the co-advisor of the Undergraduate Entomology Student Organization and the couch of Texas A&M University’s undergraduate and graduate teams of the Linnaean Games, a quiz bowl-style competition that tests students on their knowledge of entomology at the regional and national games of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). She is the elected chair of the ESA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and also serves in the Department of Entomology’s Graduate Student Forum Committee, and the Graduate Admissions Committee. She was the 2014 President of the American Association of Professional Apiculturists.

Jerry Hayes is the VP for Vita North America, supplier, and manufacturer of natural and near-natural honey bee health products. Jerry was the honeybee RNAi/Varroa control commercial lead for Monsanto previously. He was Apiary Chief for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, responsible for the regulatory health of 350,000 colonies. For 30+ years, Hayes has written a monthly column in American Bee Journal called The Classroom; he wrote a book by the same name. He is a founding member of the Colony Collapse Working Group and a science advisory board member for Project Apis mellifera (PAm) and the Bee Informed Partnership. He has authored multiple research papers on understanding and preserving honeybee health. His topics are all “Confirmation Bias…” I had to look it up to see what confirmation bias means.

More guest speakers—like our new Kansas Pollinator People from K-State-come hear them on Saturday!

KHPA Spring Meeting Agenda

Thursday, March 7th 2019 Executive Board meeting 8:00 pm Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Lawrence KS, 2176 E 23rd ST. Lawrence KS. It will be in their meeting room

Friday, March 8, 2019 Douglas County Fairgrounds Building 21 N & S, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence KS 66046
7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 President, Jim Kellie, Call to order
8:45-9:40 The Biology of Swarming, Dr. Juliana Rangel presents
9:40-10:35 Confirmation Bias-Nutrition, Jerry Hayes presents
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-11:45 What’s in Your Hive? 2017 Honey Bee Survey Results, Sharon Dobesh Presents
11:45-12:30 Lunch (included in Registration-see details on registration form)
12:30-1:25 Splitting your Hives and Requeening, Cecil Sweeney presents
1:25-2:20 Confirmation Bias-Varroa, Jerry Hayes Presents
2:20-2:40 Break
2:40-3:35 Age Polyethism, Julian Rangel Presents
3:35-4:30 Getting Entries Ready for Competitions, speaker to be determined
4:30-5:00 Meeting of beekeepers with the area directors
5:30 Dinner and Program-program to be determined (included in Registration- details on form)

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Douglas County Fairgrounds Building 21 N & S, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence KS 66046
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:40 Jim Kellie President, call to order
8:40-9:35 Factors that Affect the Reproductive Health of Honey Bee Queens and Drones, Dr. Juliana Rangel Presents
9:35-10:30 Confirmation Bias-Beekeepers, Jerry Hayes Presents
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:40 Experiences with Wild Bees and Other Beneficial Insects in Wisconsin Grasslands,
Dr. Tania Kim Department of Entomology, K-State and Dr. Brian Spiesman, Research Assistant Professor at K-State—these are our new Pollinator People at K-State!
11:40-12:00 Reports from Grant Groups
12:00-12:45 Lunch ((included in Registration-see details on registration form)
12:45-2:15 Mini Queen-Rearing Workshop, Dr. Julian Rangel Presents
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:25 Confirmation Bias-Small Hive Beetle, Jerry Hayes Presents
3:25-4:05 Tips for Installing a Package Successfully and Treating it with Oxalic Acid, Joli Winer Presents
4:05 General Business Meeting

Other Upcoming Events:

Sat. June 1st 2019 NEKBA Funday, at Douglas County, Guests include: Randy Oliver (Scientific American), Dr. Judy Wu-Smart (Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Dr. Matthew Smart, (Assistant Professor University of Nebraska Department of Entomology Lincoln, NE), Dr. Marion Ellis, (retired professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Katie Lee; (Spivak Honey Bee Lab, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota & Bee Informed Partnership)
October 18 & 19, 2019 Next KHPA Fall Meeting Wichita KS Best Western North
March 6 & 7, 2020 Spring 2020 KHPA Meeting


Please make checks payable to:  Kansas Honey Producers Assn  or   KHPA and mail to Robert Burns, 7601 W. 54th Terr., Shawnee Mission KS 66202 913-481-3504 or email rburnshoney@gmail.com  Registration & payment now accepted with PayPal at www.kansashoneyproducers.org  Note: No Receipts will be sent.


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