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Wyoming Bee College Conference

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Wyoming Bee College Conference

Time: March 17, 2018 at 7am to March 18, 2018 at 7am
Location: Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Street: 1400 East College Drive, Recreation and Athletic Center
City/Town: Cheyenne
Website or Map: https://2018wybeeuniversitybe…
Phone: 13076334480
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Catherine Wissner
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2018

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Event Description

The Wyoming Bee College a two-day conference on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 2018.

The Bee College offers five (5) tracks on day one and four (4) tracks on the second day.  We are pleased to offer: three great keynote speakers and topics this year. 

Opening on Saturday, Bee Girl Organization Sarah Red-Laird with the lasts on education programs, research project and university collaboration on the advancement of saving bees.

Saturday night will be a mid-century fun look at Hollywood and Entomology, History of the 1950”s “BIG BUG” Science Fiction Movies with Dr. Raymond Cloyd.

Sunday morning, American Foul Brood, a cure on the horizon, no more bonfires with Dr. Sandra Hope from BYU. 

Beekeeping 101.  An all-day workshop learning the basics of beekeeping from a local third generation Master Beekeeper, Carolyn Nyarady DVM. This class will cover bee biology, disease identification, seasonal care of your bees, what bees need when there are no flowers, hive designs, equipment needed and costs.  This class will get you started with the craft of beekeeping.

Beekeeping 102 years 2 and 3.  "What I wish I had known, but didn’t even know what I didn’t know" –wow! A discussion on details to help you with your bees.  This track will cover; in-depth views of dealing with bees that are ready to swarm, splitting hives, and varroa mites, plus much more.

Journeyman level two tracks of choices:  Years 4 and on, many choices to mix and match Scott Debnam from Montana State University on "What to expect each Season - seasonal management of you bees". Choices to Make, bees to buy with David Lewis, Top-Bar beekeeping with Marin Hardison, Honey Extraction, Making Money with Honey.  We will tackle the controversy of Pesticides and Bee Safety with Dr. Raymond Cloyd from Kansas State University.

Conservation tracks, gardening for bees – don’t have much of a green thumb, but want to feed hungry bees learn gardening basics, then move on to Flower Power what to plant that will feed your bees both native and honey along with a few butterflies. Join the Habitat Hero workshop and all day gardening for birds, butterflies and bees. Than a train-the-trainer workshop with Bee-Girl Sarah Red-Laird on getting youth involved in bees.  Than wrap up the afternoon with bee identification on alternative pollinators.

Day two keeps building on what you learned: Dealing with Nosema and Varroa, finding and installing packages of bees, honey extraction, different hive style choices, winter beekeeping, and food safety.  New to beekeeping? David Birozy talks about; how to be successful and avoid the pit falls, he has experienced.  We will deal with; swarms and hands on workshop dealing with bee’s wax, with a take home small candle.   

Bee Buddies, kids between 7 and 15 who are working with an adult beekeeper or 4-H leader learning the craft of beekeeping.  They get free admission with a paying adult.

Hotel for the conference newly built in 2016 and offer a complimentary breakfast: Comfort Inn 201 W Fox Farm Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-514-6051 ask for the Bee College rate.  

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Bee College cost is $85/person, Bee Buddies; kids 7-15, with a paying adult are free

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