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Friday, July 27, 2012

NE Treatment Free Bee Conference

Well, Julia, Noah, and I spent the day at the conference. We've all learned lots.

Michael Bush was the first speaker. I couldn't believe I was getting to meet him in person. He is such a nice man and as good a speaker as I had imagined.


He spoke on balance in the beehive and the value of no treatment, bee nutrition, and natural comb. 


 We then heard Dean Stiglitz on the value of raising your own queens and I kept feeling inspired to come home and make splits!


 Sam Comfort talked about simplicity of keeping bees and was a delight as he always is. 


 We also heard Erik Osterlund and Kirk Webster I'll post more when I'm with my computer at home and can put up more pictures and info. 


Having a great time! Wish you were here!

1 comment:

  1. Linda,
    I wanted to go to this conference but could not get away. A friend that has about as many hives as you do in Chapel Hill was going to do splits yesterday but did not due to the growth of the hives. I know none of mine are ready either. Got to go look into a failing hive and see if the queen they were making is producing.

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