Tidewater Beekeepers Association


To all beekeepers:  Please be sure to come to the one of the largest beekeeping conferences in the US.  It is being held at the University of Delaware, in Newark Delaware July 31 thru August 4 2017.

On Monday and Tuesday there is a Short Course program for beginners, intermediate and advanced beekeepers.  The Master beekeepers certification program is also given these days.  The Main Conference starts on Wednesday and ends on Friday with keynote speakers Wednesday andThursday morning.  Please come for one or more days.  A one day registration is just $65 and the Main Conference or Short Course is $175. All five days is $250. The Short Course attendees are also invited to stay Wednesday to listen to the keynote speakers and spend the rest of the day in classes.  

We have evening activities as well, including Tales in the Apiary, Dancing with the bees with Cliff Sunflower, Beeopardy (bee Jeopardy) with Howland Blackiston (author of Beekeeping for Dummies) and Next Gen Social evening with Sarah from the Bee Girl organization.  We have field trips to Nemours Mansion, My Cuba and Liquid Alchemy Mead Maker. Buses will be provided and sign-up is required as seating is limited.

We have many, many great speakers including : Debby Delaney, Tom Seeley,  Jen Berry, Marla Spivak, Mike Palmer, Jim Tew,  Clarence Collison, Jay Evans,  Tammy Horn, DE beekeepers and more. We will also have over 30 of the finest beekeeping supply vendors in the country.  They will be selling all of their goods on-site.

You also don't want to miss the Thursday Evening Auction & Buffet and the Friday Evening Awards Banquet.

And please don't forget the honey show.  See website for details.

You must be a member of EAS to attend the conference.  Membership is just $25 for a family of four.

Please note that the conference has a maximum enrollment of 600, and last year in New Jersey we hit number, therefore be sure to sign up early to ensure your spot at this exciting and educational event.

See you in Newark, DE

Bob BauerEAS President 2017DBA Treasurer since 2011

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