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Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:05:32 am »
March 8,9 2018  Friday and Saturday
McPherson, KS
Speakers to include: Randy Oliver (Scientific Beekeeping) and Dr. Dewey Caron, Professor Emeritis University of Nebraska.

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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 11:41:10 am »
two GREAT speakers right there!

bakers......what adventurous motel/hotel are  you staying in this time?!.................... :D :D :laugh:
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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 08:30:59 pm »
two GREAT speakers right there!

bakers......what adventurous motel/hotel are  you staying in this time?!.................... :D :D :laugh:

 :laugh: :laugh:   :P

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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 06:59:45 pm »
couldn't help myself......had to ask................. ;D
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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 07:50:35 pm »
Bates Motel   :o



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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 11:50:01 pm »
Shower with a buddy.

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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 05:48:03 am »
Hotel reservations are made for McPherson, KS.  Oh, Hampton Inn, don't let me down!   :o  My husband is going with me this time and there is a discounted group rate.
For those that might be interested in hearing Randy Oliver and Dr. Dewey Caron, here is link to the event.
http://www.kansashoneyproducers.org/biannual-meeting.html

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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 08:15:06 pm »
very cool bakers!
looking forward to reading a 'report' on the conference!

ps.  loved the bates motel sign!
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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 07:45:41 pm »
Randy Oliver and Dr. Dewey Caron this weekend!  Excited!

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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 08:16:45 pm »
Randy Oliver and Dr. Dewey Caron this weekend!  Excited!

Spoken like a true bee nut! :)
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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 09:48:49 pm »
We are attending the Southern Adirondack Beekeeper's Association Seminar on 3/10.  Looking forward to hearing the different speakers.  Don't know if any of you are familiar with Michael Palmer.  He is the "cold weather" beekeeper up near the Canadian border.  He has several videos on youtube.

**You had me scratching my head on the dates.  The 8th and 9th are Thursday and Friday.

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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 09:58:31 pm »
I have watched many of his vids and enjoyed his informative post on "another" forum. He is very knowledgeable and respected. Sounds like fun. :)
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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 05:21:52 am »
We are attending the Southern Adirondack Beekeeper's Association Seminar on 3/10.  Looking forward to hearing the different speakers.  Don't know if any of you are familiar with Michael Palmer.  He is the "cold weather" beekeeper up near the Canadian border.  He has several videos on youtube.

Wow! Les, that's a wonderful opportunity.  As we know, beekeeping practices can vary from region to region.  Enjoy the day and tell us how it went.  Start a new thread?
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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2018, 06:21:50 pm »
les, what bakers 12 said! 
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Re: Kansas Honey Producers Spring Conference
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2018, 09:44:58 pm »
What a great meeting.  Many say it was one of the best.  Our two guest speakers, Randy Oliver and Dr. Dewey Caron, complimented each other so well.  Dr. Caron covered the academic side and Oliver spoke from the hands on perspective.  Both are easy to listen to.  The overall areas that were focused on were honey bee nutrition and getting varroa mites under control.  The #1 recommendation for controlling varroa was to start with your choice of queens.  Hygienic, VHS, what ever but use queens that are bred to combat varroa. Oliver also emphasized local  queens with favorable characteristics over queens from other parts of the country.
Attached are some pictures of Randy demonstrating a safe way to pick up brood boxes and remove frames without using back muscles. 





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