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Most Saturdays ongoing throughout the year (9am - 12:30pm) and Wednesdays (May -October) you can find us at the Middlebury Farmer's Market, located at the VFW on Exchange Street, Middlebury - Honey booth and book signings

Other events include:


Friday -Sunday September 20-22 - Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, Maine - Honey booth, book signings, and free workshops

Friday September 20 - 2pm - Getting Started with Organic Beekeeping - Farm and Homestead

Sunday - September 22 - 11am - History of Beekeeping in New England - Farm and Homestead


Thursday October 3, 2019 - BurgBees - 7:00-9:00 pm- Humane Animal Rescue, 6926 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Treatment-Free Varroa Management  - Ross shares the results of a SARE grant study he conducted that compared treatment-free management with a commercial mite treatment and found that Treatment-Free Varroa management works just as well as using the commercial treatment.


Saturday-Sunday October 5-6, 2019 - Grow Benzie Beekeepers' Conference - Northern Natural Beekeeping with Ross Conrad - Benzie Central High School. 9300 Homestead Rd, Benzonia MI 49616.

Keynote:
Why Natural Beekeeping?

What exactly is Natural Beekeeping and why should we consider it over more conventional approaches? Ross will explore this question and how it relates to our present moment in history.
Treatment-Free Varroa Management - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Ross shares the results of a SARE grant study he conducted that compared treatment-free management with a commercial mite treatment and found that Treatment-Free Varroa management works just as well as using the commercial treatment.
Overwintering Bees and Spring Management –1:30 pm- 2:30 pm - One of the most challenging aspects of keeping bees in the Northeast is successfully overwintering the hives so that they are alive in the spring. Ross will discuss the primary issues that need to be addressed to help bees survive the winter and how to steward colonies through the critical time period of late winter and early spring when hives are typically in their most vulnerable condition. 


Monday October 7, 2019 - Petoskey Bee Guild - 6 pm - 9 pm -  North Central Michigan College,

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/natural-bee-keeper-tickets-67052049485

Apitherapy: Health and Healing with products from the hive - This workshop will explore the production, harvesting, processing and medicinal uses of honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and honey bee venom.


Tuesdays October 8, 2019 - Ann Arbor Beekeepers - Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
Apitherapy - Healing and Health With Products From the Hive- The honeybee and hive products have historically played a large role in disease care and prevention. Today science is finally catching up to what naturalists, herbalists, and acupuncturists have known for years. Covered are the healing properties of Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, and Honeybee Venom.


Wednesday October 9, 2019 - Kalamazoo Beekeepers - Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Apitherapy - Healing and Health With Products From the Hive- The honeybee and hive products have historically played a large role in disease care and prevention. Today science is finally catching up to what naturalists, herbalists, and acupuncturists have known for years. Covered are the healing properties of Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, and Honeybee Venom.


Saturday October 12, 2019 - Detroit Hives - The Commons, 7900 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI

Urban Beekeeping – Special requirements and management techniques for successful urban beekeeping will be covered including: public relations, site location, equipment needs, and swarm control. 

Developing Our Spiritual Connection with the Hive - A look at the spiritual history of beekeeping and how each of us can foster a deeper awareness and connection as we work with the honey bee
Apitherapy - Healing and Health With Products From the Hive- The honeybee and hive products have historically played a large role in disease care and prevention. Today science is finally catching up to what naturalists, herbalists, and acupuncturists have known for years. Covered are the healing properties of Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, and Honeybee Venom.

Treatment-Free Varroa Management - Ross shares the results of a SARE grant study he conducted that compared treatment-free management with a commercial mite treatment and found that Treatment-Free Varroa management works just as well as using commercial treatments.


Sunday October 13, 2019 - SEMBA (Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association) - Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia

Beeswax: Production, Collection, Processing, and Uses – Beeswax is a unique substance produced within the body of the honeybee. This workshop will cover its origins to its human uses for health and healing, everyday practical use, and artistic expression. We will explore the origins of beeswax within the hive, its properties, how the bees use it, and how we can benefit from this incredibly useful substance.  Various methods of collection and processing will be discussed that are especially suited for the small-scale, hobby, or part-time beekeeper.  We will also discuss some of the many uses for beeswax such as for household and everyday use, share beeswax recipes for salves and balms, and explore the many uses of beeswax in art, creativity, and self-expression


Tuesday October 15, 2019 - Chautaqua County Beekeepers - 7pm- Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Rd., Jamestown, NY

Treatment-Free Beekeeping - Ross shares the results of a SARE grant study he conducted that compared treatment-free management with a commercial mite treatment and found that Treatment-Free Varroa management works just as well as using commercial treatments, as well as treatment-free ways to combat American Foul Brood, European Foulbrood, honey bee viruses, wax moths and small hive beetles.



Thursday November 7, 2019 - Paul Smith's College - New York

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Saturday November 9, 2019 - Mount Abe Craft Fair - Bristol, Vermont


Saturday December 7, 2019 - Middlebury Holiday Market - Mary Hogan Elementary School, Middlebury


Saturday February 15-16, 2020 - NOFA-VT Winter Conference - UVM Burlington, VT