2018 Annual Convention

November 8th -10th
Frank Mayborn Event & Convention Center

3303 N 3rd St., Temple, TX 76501
** 9 am to 5 pm **

Program Overview


Thursday, November 8th, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Texas Master Beekeeping Program Testing
9:15 am – 5:00 pm Workshop – Intermediate to Advanced Beekeeping – Dr. Dewey M. Caron, Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University
1:00 – 5:00 pm Workshop – Queen Rearing & Hands on Grafting – Dr. Juliana Rangel, Associate Professor of Apiculture, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
2:00 – 6:00 pm 2018 Convention Registration
3:00 – 6:00 pm Texas Honey Show Registration
5:30 – 7:00 pm Beekeepers’ and Queens’ Social
Friday, November 9th, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 am 2018 Convention Registration
7:30 – 10:00 am Texas Honey Show Registration
8:00 am Welcome to Temple – Chris Moore, President
8:20 am – 4:30 pm Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Reed Johnson, Ohio State University
    • Beekeeping in Urban and Agricultural Areas: Risks and Benefits
    • Current Varroa Control and Prospects for New Miticides
  • Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Michigan State University
    • Numbers, Boxcars and Bees – Population Dynamics of Colony Growth
    • Swarming: Colonies by the Numbers
    • The Importance of Good Queens
  • George Hansen, Former President ABF
    • The Times, They are A Changing
    • Beekeeping Meets Star Trek: Technical Applications in Beekeeping
12:45 – 2:00 pm Queen’s Luncheon or Lunch on Your Own
6:30 – 10:00 pm TBA Awards Dinner and Honey Queen Auction
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
7:00 – 7:45 am 2018 Convention Registration
8:00 – 9:00 am Texas Beekeepers Association Annual Business Meeting
9:15 am – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions
12:30 – 1:30 pm Quuens’ Quiz Bowl & Box Lunch
4:30 – 5:00 pm Wrap Up, Door Prizes and Raffle

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