To Friday, August 01, 2014
“Esprit de Bee!” will be this years theme in honor of troops returning from Afghanistan and the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act. Come to the lectures and hands on training from some the foremost honey bee experts in the world, such as Jennifer Berry, Dianna Sammataro, Michael Palmer, Dewey Caron, Jeff Harris, Maryann Frazier, and Wyatt Mangum and a whole host of other local and international experts. Agriculture Development Team beekeepers, who will be on the program. Come hear Dr. Nicola Bradbear, founder of Bees for Rural Development, talk about beekeeping programs in India and Africa. Or listen to best-selling mystery writer-beekeeper Abigail Keam talk about her series, featuring beekeeper Josiah Reynolds in Death by a Honeybee, Death by Drowning, Death by Bridle, and Death by Bourbon. Mosey on a self-guided bee tour to Shakertown, to Berea College student-run farms, to Dadant's Bee Above all, enjoy the uncommon ways our Commonwealth continues to enrich our beekeepers, both here and abroad.