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Oregon State Beekeeper Association 2016 Conference
October 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
WHERE – Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W Main Street, Silverton, OR
Guest speakers include:
Dr. John Skinner, University of Tennessee
- Apiculture, IPM of honey bees pests including parasitic mites and small hive beetles. Pollination ecology of native and crop plants including: dogwood, blueberry, horse balm, squash, pumpkin and sunflower. Improving habitat for pollinators including development of sustainable native food sources that bloom continuously in the southeast. Leadership in developing and maintaining the extension “Bee Health” Community of Practice to benefit beekeepers, gardeners, researchers, government agencies, extension personnel and the public. Cooperator with bee informed partnership (BIP) to improve bee health using surveys of numerous beekeepers throughout the USA and “bee teams” to work directly with beekeepers to diagnose and demonstrate pest and disease issues.
Dr Elina Nino, UC Davis
- Honey Bee Biology, Health, and Breeding, Behavior, Reproductive Physiology, Genomics, Chemical Ecology, Sociology of Beekeeping.
Dr Steve Sheppard, Washington State University
- Population genetics & evolution of honey bees, insect introductions & mechanisms of genetic differentiation.
Dr Tom Seeley, author Honeybee Demoncracy
- Dr Seeley’s scientific work has primarily focused on understanding the phenomenon of swarm intelligence (SI): the solving of cognitive problems by a group of individuals who pool their knowledge and process it through social interactions. It has long been recognized that a group of animals, relative to a solitary individual, can do such things as capture large prey more easily and counter predators more effectively.