2019 Annual Conference Schedule

Friday, February 1
12:00-1:00PMDoors Open for Registration
1:00-1:15PMMC Frank Gibbons, Ph.D. – Welcome and Introductions
1:15:2:15PMMichael Bush – Natural Cell Size for Varroa Control
2:20-3:00PMSteve Baca – Pesticide Labels and Pollinator Protection
3:00-3:20PMBREAK
3:25-4:00PMLu Lu Sage – Viruses & Fungi & Parasites, Oh My! Honey Bee Disease
Transmission to Bumble Bees
4:05-4:40PMKenneth Sexton, Ph.D. – To Bee or Not to Bee: Grant County Beekeepers, Growing while Facing a Bee Ordinance
4:45-5:00PMMark Sommer – Under the NMBKA Umbrella: Starting a Local Club
5:00PMMeet, Greet, Refresh
Saturday, February 2
8:45AMDoors open for Registration
9:30-9:40AMDr. Frank Gibbons- Welcome and Introductions
9:40-10:20AMTina Sebestyen – Understanding the Queen, Her Effects, Optimal
Development, and Retirement
10:25-11:05AMMichael Bush – Swarm Prevention and Splits
11:10-11:45AMJudith Phillips – Bee-utiful Garden Design
11:45-1:00PMLUNCH
1:00-1:15PMFrank Gibbons – Introductions and Announcements
1:15-2:00PMWes Brittenham – Gardening at Los Poblanos–Sweet Dreams and Other Things
2:00-2:40PMSue George, JD, and Sara Van Note, Wild Friends New Mexico – Kids Hit the Road! Driving Pollinator Protection in New Mexico
2:40-3:00PMBREAK
3:00-3:40PMMichael Bush – Top Bar Hives, Pros and Cons
3:45-4:00PMRob Koonce, Ph.D. –Bee Communication and Social Intelligence
4:15-5:00PMGeneral meeting and election of officers

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