Thursday Schedule. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Texas Master Beekeeper Testing @ Texas B&C, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, TBA Executive Committee Meeting, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Honey Show Registration @ Rio Grande Room, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Beekeeper Mixer, @ Hotel Bar.
Friday Schedule. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE @TEXAS BALLROOM: 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM, Welcome & American Beekeeping Federation Update, 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM, Current Avenues of Varroa Research, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Varroa Update with Dennis VanEngelsdorp, 10:30 - 10:50 AM, Break, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM, Honey Production vs. Bee Production Discussion with Tara Chapman and Laura Weaver, 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM, Lunch and Beekeeper Story Hour, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM , Panel Discussion - Rapid Fire Q&A, 2:35 PM - 3:35 PM, Industry, Research Update & Future of Beekeeping, 3:35 PM - 3:55 PM, Wrap Up. SPECIAL EVENTS: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Conference Registration, 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM, Honey Show Registration @ Texas E Hallway, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Black Jar Honey Judging for 'People's Choice', 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Vendor Show, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, TBA Business Meeting, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, TBA Banquet & Texas Honey Bee Education Association Auction.
Saturday Schedule. 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM, Conference Registration, After Breakfast - 4:00 PM, Silent Auction Items Available For Bidding, @Texas Ballroom, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Executive Committee Meeting. 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, Texas Honey Breakfast benefitting Texas Honey Bee Education Assoc., 9:10 AM - 10:00 AM, SESSION 1, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, SESSION 2, 11:25 AM  - 12:25 AM, SESSION 3, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Lunch, 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM, SESSION 4, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, SESSION 5, Wrap Up.
Breakout Sessions. 9:10 AM - 10:00 AM - SESSION 1: Texas Best Management Practices, Dr. Dennis VanEngelsdorp, Texas E. Natural Beekeeping, Les Crowder, Austin. The Language of Bees, Lance Wilson, Seguin. Making Balms & Lotions - Hands On! Myra Smith & Beth Derr, Brazos. Interviewing Real Texas Honey Beekeepers, Chris Moore & Monica Siwiak, Rio Grande. 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - SESSION 2: Acoustic Monitoring of Bee Hives for Honey Bee Health, Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, Texas A. Introduction to Beekeeping, Lauren Ward, Texas E. Young Commercial Beekeepers Interview &
Discussion, Blake Shook & Jonathan Walker, Texas B. Biological Activities of Pure Honey on Wound
Healing, Dr. Ferhat Ozturk, Texas C. Bee Removal Panel Discussion, John Swan, Justin Russell &
Brandon Fehrenkamp, Texas D. Making Balms & Lotions - Hands On! Myra Smith & Beth Derr, Brazos. Hands-On Honey Judging with International Honey Judge, Ann Harman, Rio Grande. 12:25 PM - 12:25 PM - SESSION 3: Effects of miticide exposure during development on honey bee queen physiology & worker behavior, Dr. Juliana Rangel, Texas A. Biggest Problems & How We Solve Them Panel, Blake Shook, Lauren Ward,
E.T. Ash, Todd Youngblood, Texas B. Nutrition & Nosema, Cameron Jack, Texas E. Stepping into Pollination - A Sideliner's Perspective, Justin Russell, Texas C. Discussion - Special Ag Valuation Q&A, Joe Bader & Ashley Ralph, Texas D. Demo Honey Judging w/ International Honey Judge, Ann Harman, Rio Grande. Honey Extraction Demonstration, Dodie Stillman, Seguin. How to Make Kombucha Demonstration, Brandon Fehrenkamp & Whitney Michaels, Austin. 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM - SESSION 4: Management 201, Lance Wilson, Texas A. Academic Panel - Updates on Research, Upcoming Projects & What To Look For In The Future, Dr. Juliana Rangel, Cameron Jack, Dr. Dennis VanEngelsdorp, & Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, Texas B. The Intelligence of Bees, JJ Swan, Texas E. Varroa Management - Integrated Pest Management, Lauren Ward, Texas C. Packing & Selling Honey Panel Discussion, Blake Shook, Jonathan Walker, John Kirkland, Pamela Yeamans, Chris Moore, Texas D. Mead Making & Tasting with Award Winning Mead Maker,  Ann Harman, Rio Grande. Hands-On: The Art of Beeswax: Encaustic Painting, Brandon Fehrenkamp & Whitney Michaels, Austin. Making Creamed Honey Demonstration, Dodie Stillman, Seguin. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - SESSION 5: Nutrition Management for Robust Populations, Lance Wilson, Texas A. Industry & Business Innovation Panel, Blake Shook, Ashley Ralph, JJ Swan, Tim Tucker, Clint Weaver, Texas B. Marketing your Bee & Honey Business, Jonathan Walker, Texas E. Bee Sting and Venom Therapy, Dr. Todd Holman, Texas C. Educating the Next Generation of
Beekeepers Discussion, Cameron Jack & Beth Derr, Texas D. Hands On: Candles & Household Beeswax Products, Dodie Stillman, Seguin. Bee Club Resource Sharing, Myra Smith, Rio Grande.

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