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Western Apicultural Society Free Mini-Conference

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Western Apicultural Society Free Mini-Conference

Time: December 5, 2020 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Virtual- ZOOM
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Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Western Apicultural Society of North America
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2020

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Event Description

Due to COVID-19, the Face-to-Face Annual Meeting was Cancelled
Therefore, WAS is going green with:

  • A FREE, short virtual conference, December 5, 2020
  • Monthly informative beekeeping, educational, and fun presentations
  • A new website
  • Digital advertisers
  • 2021 Students' Conference

On a Cold Day in December, Let's Talk about Heating Beehives.
7:00–7:45 p.m. (MST)  Etienne Tardiff, WAS Yukon Territories Director
Title: Do Bees Heat the Inside of the Hive?  Presentation + Q&A
Description: Etienne keeps bees in the Yukon - he knows winter beekeeping. Hear his A to Z of getting ready to overwinter your bees - hint: it starts in Spring. Etienne will cover basic health, nutrition, environmental factors (weather & forage), hive management basics, and hive enclosure "physics."
7:50–8:35 p.m. (MST)  Scott Debnam, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Montana
Title: Heater Bees and Cell x Cell Temperature Regulation in the Brood Nest.
Description: Scott has over 20 years of research experience and is an instructor with the UM Online Master Beekeeping program and producer of UM's highly popular Natural Beekeeping course.  He’s found amazing new things about heater bees and has some fantastic inside-the-hive photos and videos to share with everyone.
8:40 p.m. (MST)  WAS Members Annual Board of Directors and Business Meeting

8:50 p.m. (MST)  Board of Director's, Members, Committee Reports, and Elections
9:30 p.m. (MST) Adjourn

 Looking forward to seeing you there!

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