Pacific Northwest Treatment-Free Beekeeping Conference

Science meets Earth-Friendly Beekeeping
July 26-28, 2013

I’ll be attending and presenting at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Treatment Free Beekeeping conference at the end of the month.

This conference will be taking place in Forest Grove, Oregon and is being organized by Kat Nesbit, of Bliss Honeybees.

See link for full conference information, speaker list and agenda.

The goals for this conference are:
1) To explore through science treatment-free beekeeping
2) To gain hands-on understanding of techniques
3) To build community
4) To make contacts and resources for support after you return home; one way to stay in contact is through the 2013 Pacific Northwest Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference facebook page at

Speakers include Dr. Tom Seeley- Honeybee Democracy, Kirk Webster-Champlain Valley Apiaries, Russian X Survivor Stock Queen Breeder from Vermont, Dr. Deborah Delaney-The Sustainability of Honey Bees: An Evolving Beekeeping Industry,  Les Crowder of For the Love of Bees in New Mexico, Dr. Lynn Royce from Univ. of Oregon….and many  more!

I’ll be doing a talk on rotational grazing with honeybees and also a couple of hands on workshops on grafting and handling of queenbees.