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2019 Approved Master Beekeeper Classes

ABF Conference 2019

Location -American Bee Federation 2019 Conference
Class Name Instructor Class A-O Minutes Code
Restoring Bee Health:  Molecules to Landscapes Marla Spivak B 50 19ABF-B1
Varroa Destructor Feeds on Bee Blood and Two Other Alternative Facts Samuel Ramsey I 45 19ABF- I1
Interactions Between Insecticides & Fungicides Applied to Almonds During Bloom Dr. R. Johnson I 55 19ABF- I2
10 Best Practices in Modern Beekeeping Lance Wilson E 60 19ABF- E1
How to Make Creamed Honey K. Sanderson C 90 19ABF- C1
Passing It On: Educating Children about Honey Bees Kim Lehman O 90 19ABF- O1
 Engaging Local Communities to Pollinator Outreach and Awareness Ana Heck O 90 19ABF- O2
Skin Care with Beeswax and Honey  The Tiptons C 90 19ABF- C2
Growing into a Commercial Beekeeper Business Blake Shook G 150 19ABF- G1
Candle Making  Ginger Reuter C 90 19ABF- C3
Commercial Beekeeping in the Digital Age G 90 19ABF- G2
Bees as Seeds Melanie Kirby I 90 19ABF- I3
Honey Bee Morphology and Anatomy Yong Park B 90 19ABF- B2
Medical Issues in the Apiary: How to Prevent, Recognize and Address  Dr. M. Misko O 90 19ABF- O3
Encaustic Painting George Hansen O 90 19ABF- O4
How to Get More Young People Involved Mike Klem O 90 19ABF- O5
Varroa Mites Gary Reuter A 90 19ABF- A1
Improved Overwinter Survival with Reduced Nest Cavity Size Dr. D. Vinson E 90 19ABF- E2

Mid-Ohio Valley Expo 2019

Location -Honey Bee Expo West Virginia 2019
Class Name Instructor Class A-O Minutes Code
Are Bees Under Attack? Wade Stiltner A 50 19MOV-A1
Progress Towards Selecting for Behavioral Resistance to Varroa Destructor Krispn Given A 50 19MOV-A2
Controlling Mites without Chemicals, New vs Old Methods David Allen A 50 19MOV-A3
Honey Bee Diseases Greg Brannon A 50 19MOV-A4
What is a Honey Bee Subspecies Anyway Dr. Brock Harpur B 50 19MOV-B1
Hive Nutrition Andrew Wagner B 50 19MOV-B2
Queen and Drone Reproductive Biology Krispn Given B 50 19MOV-B3
The Honey Bee Colony as a Super Organism Steve Roth B 50 19MOV-B4
Hive Nutrition Andrew Wagner B 50 19MOV-B5
Honey and Pollen – Health Benefits and Value Added Products Jeannie Saum C 50 19MOV-C1
Collection and Uses of Bee Venom, Royal Jelly and Beeswax Jeannie Saum C 50 19MOV-C2
Establishing and Managing Habitats for Native Pollinators J.J. Barrett D 50 19MOV-D1
What are your Frames Telling You? David Allen E 50 19MOV-E1
First Year Bees Wade Stiltner E 50 19MOV-E2
September and October Pollen and Nectar Sources Laird Rubble F 50 19MOV-F1
Bees, Trees and Me Barrett/ Fontaine F 50 19MOV-F2
Queen Producers H 50 19MOV-H1
Using Queen Cells to Your Advantage Teresa Wagoner H 50 19MOV-H2
Raising Queens is as Easy as A, B, C – using the Nicot System Kenny Bach H 50 19MOV-H3
Mead, drink of the gods; an Introduction Charles Walter O 50 19MOV-O1

Indiana Bee School 2019

Indiana Bee School Class Name Instructor Category Minutes Code
Varroa Mites: What are They and How to Treat Kathleen Prough A 60 19IBS-A1
AFB and EFB, Re-emerging in Our Bees Jeff Pettis A 60 19IBS-A2
Biology of the Honeybee  Jerry Zimmerman B 60 19IBS-B1
Basics of Making Creamed Honey Ron Myers C 60 19IBS-C1
Making Mead Brett Canaday C 60 19IBS-C2
Basics of Making Creamed Honey Ron Myers C 60 19IBS-C3
Selling Honey in Indiana William Houchin C 60 19IBS-C4
How a Swarm Chooses and Moves to Its New Home Tom Seeley E 60 19IBS-E1
Spring Management  Chuck Dailey E 60 19IBS-E2
 Hive Inspection Mark Partridge E 60 19IBS-E3
Making Nucs  Tony Rekeweg E 60 19IBS-E4
Protein in the Bee Diet  Jim Berndt E 60 19IBS-E5
Planting for Honeybees Plus Roy Ballard F 60 19IBS-F1
Queen Rearing  Dave Shenefield H 60 19IBS-H1
 Why Queens are Failing Jeff Pettis H 60 19IBS-H2
Queen Rearing Dave Shenefield H 60 19IBS-H3
The Bee Hive as an Information Center Tom Seeley O 60 19IBS-01
Before and After the Sting  Jim Berndt O 60 19IBS-02

Tri-County Beginner Bee School Workshop 2019

Tri-County Class Name Instructor Category Minutes Code
Tropilaelaps Dr. Sam Ramsey A 60 19TCW-A1
Varroa Destructor Dr. Sam Ramsey A 60 19TCW-A2
Cooking With Honey Paul Suttle C 60 19TCW-C1
Mead Making J. Geisinger C 60 19TCW-C2
Ohio Native Bees Denise Ellsworth D 60 19TCW-D1
Honeybee Nutrition Kim Flottum E 60 19TCW-E1
Nucs For Beginners and Intermediate Beekeepers Kim Flottum E 60 19TCW-E2
Common Sense Natural Beekeeping Kim Flottum E 60 19TCW-E3
Managing Bees In A Top Bar Hive Christy Hemenway E 60 19TCW-E4
Planting Pollinator Habitat Tammy Potter F 60 19TCW-F1
USDA Sampling & Results  Tammy Potter O 60 19TCW-O1
Using Technology In Bee Research Dr. Reed Johnson O 60 19TCW-O2
Ohio Apiary Inspection Process Barbara Bloetscher O 60 19TCW-O3

Michigan Bee School 2019

Michigan Bee School Class Name Instructor Class A-O Minutes Code
A Year In the Apiary G. Willis O 60 19MBS-O9
AFB M. Milbrath A 60 19MBS-A4
Alternative Hives K. Steller O 60 19MBS-O8
Bee Biology A. Ingrao B 60 19MBS-B4
Branding S. Schwitek O 60 19MBS-O7
Calculated Beekeeping A. Heck O 60 19MBS-O10
Colony Autopsy A. Heck O 60 19MBS-O6
Colony Communication A. Heck O 60 19MBS-O3
Comb Honey N. Adams C 60 19MBS-C3
Community Engagement R. Schumacher O 60 19MBS-O1
Diseases D. Lam A 60 19MBS-A3
Feeding Bees J. Hesselschwertd E 60 19MBS-E1
Frame Reading A. Connor E 60 19MBS-E3
Free Bees D. Pearce E 60 19MBS-E2
Hive Products J. Wang C 60 19MBS-C5
Honey Extraction A. Ingrao C 60 19MBS-C1
Honey House Regs K. Sokol O 60 19MBS-O2
Honey Study Results F. Ozturk C 60 19MBS-C2
Honey- What is it? J. Dohner C 60 19MBS-C6
Management Tips M. RIsk E 60 19MBS-E8
Manuka Honey S. Tillman C 60 19MBS-C4
Northern Medley J. Latnz O 60 19MBS-O5
Nucs M. Risk E 60 19MBS-E4
Obersvation Hives R. Wieske E 60 19MBS-E6
On the Spot Queen Rearing M. Disselkoen H 60 19MBS-H1
Orientation Flights C. Hubbard B 60 19MBS-B3
Pollination D. Lam F 60 19MBS-F1
Queen and Drone Biology Z. Huang B 60 19MBS-B1
Splits R. Bear E 60 19MBS-E5
Swarm Biology M. Milbrath B 60 19MBS-B2
Tracheal Mites M. Hansen A 60 19MBS-A2
Varroa Biology Z. Huang A 60 19MBS-A1
What We Wish We Knew C. Hubbard O 60 19MBS-O4
Wintering J. Hesselschwertd E 60 19MBS-E7

Southwestern Bee School 2019

Southwestern Bee School Class Name Instructor Category Minutes Code
All About Drones Kim Flottum B 60 19SWS-B1
Combs & Beeswax: No Honey Bees Without It Dr. Jim Tew C 60 19SWS-C1
Making Mead at Home Randy Smith C 60 19SWS-C2
Bees & Crop Pollination: The Basics Denise Ellsworth D 60 19SWS-D1
Starting Your Second Season: What to Do & When Kim Flottum E 60 19SWS-E1
Beekeeping on a Budget Randy Smith E 60 19SWS-E2
Hot Colonies or Killer Bees? Dealing with Aggressive Colonies Dr. Jim Tew E 60 19SWS-E3
Using Advanced Monitoring to Increase Production and Reduce Hive Mortality Alex Zomchek E 60 19SWS-E4
Season Long Forage for Bees Denise Ellsworth F 60 19SWS-F1
Swarm Traps, Trap Outs & Cut Outs: Learn Ways to Obtain Feral Bees Gary Keuffer O 60 19SWS-O1
Timing IS Everything: Learn What Buttons to Push and When to Push Them to Improve Hive Health Alex Zomchek O 60 19SWS-O2
Bee Hive Selection Gary Keuffer O 60 19SWS-O3

Heartland Apiculture Society Conference

Location -Heartland Apicultural Society 2019 Conference
Class Name Instructor Class A-O Minutes Code
 Honey bee parasites the Good,Bad and the Ugly Dr. Geoff Williams A 50 HAS19-A3
10 Mistakes all Beekeepers make Randy Rolen E 50 HAS19-E12
Bee Disease Diagnostics’ Dr. Jay Evans A 50 HAS19-A12
Beekeeping in Urban and Agriculture Areas in the Midwest Dr. Reed Johnson E 50 HAS19-E8
Beeswax Rendering Debbie Seib C 50 HAS19-C3
Behavioral Ecology of Swarming Dr. Juliana Rangel Posada E 50 HAS19-E5
Biology Of Mating Dr. J. Rangel Posada B 50 HAS19-B1
Building A Honey House Charlie Parton C 50 HAS19-C2
Collecting Pollen Harris Overholt C 50 HAS19-C7
Creating a Pollinator Paradise Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda O 50 HAS19-O3
Dissection Lab: Tracheal and Nosema Dr. Webster/Dr.  Li-Byarlay A 50 HAS19-A6
Double Screens Joel White H 50 HAS19-H2
Drone and Queen Biology Hunt/Wilson H 50 HAS19-H6
Experiences of a Commercial Beekeeper Bob Binnie G 50 HAS19-G1
Foul Brood Disease and Diagnostic Kit Demo Mike Studer TN Aparist A 50 HAS19-A8
Grafting Given/Wilson/Hunt H 50 HAS19-H7
Honey Bee Behavior During the 2017 Eclipse Jennifer Tsuruda O 50 HAS19-O2
Honey Bee Health Coalition Jerry Hayes A 50 HAS19-A10
Honeybee Nutrition Jerry Hayes B 50 HAS19-B2
How transportation and relocation affect your bees Dr. Zach Huang E 50 HAS19-E6
Key Factors in Taking Advantage of Nectar and Honey flows Dr. Clarence Collison E 50 HAS19-E1
Make Mead Like A Viking Jereme Zimmerman C 50 HAS19-C4
Making Beeswax Candles Jim Garrison C 50 HAS19-C6
Making Beeswax products Debbie Seib C 50 HAS19-C5
Making Nucs and Splits Kent Williams H 50 HAS19-H3
Marketing and Having A Web Presence Barry Richards G 50 HAS19-G2
Marketing Your Honey and Having a Web Presence Barry Richards K 50 HAS19-K1
Mite Reproductive Biology Dr. Zach Huang A 50 HAS19-A2
Moving Bees: For The Hobbyist Beekeeper Larry Stone E 50 HAS19-E7
Nectar Plants Jim Garrison F 50 HAS19-F1
Nosema and Trachael Mites, Do We Need to be Concerned? Dr. Webster/Dr.  Li-Byarlay A 50 HAS19-A4
Oxalic Acid Demo Mike Seib A 50 HAS19-A7
Pheromone Affects In The Hive Randy Rolen E 50 HAS19-E2
Preparing Cell Starter Colonies Wilson/Hunt/Given H 50 HAS19-H4
Processing Honey a Closer Look Bob Binnie C 50 HAS19-C1
Protecting our Pollinators Dr Jennifer Tsuruda D 45 HAS19-D1
Queen Rearing For The Backyard Beekeeper Kent Williams H 50 HAS19-H8
Queen Rearing Methods Wilson/ Hunt H 50 HAS19-H1
Selecting for Behavioral Resistance to Varroa Destructor Krispn Given A 50 HAS19-A1
Selecting for Behavioral Resistance to Varroa Destructor Krispn Given A 50 HAS19-A9
Swarms and Swarm Control Bee Prepared to Lose Dr.Jim Tew E 50 HAS19-E9
Taking Mite Counts Dr.Tammy Horn Potter A 50 HAS19-A11
Techniques For Finding The Queen Larry Stone E 50 HAS19-E10
The Importance of Quality Queens Dr. Clarence Collison H 50 HAS19-H5
Three Step Process To Control Varroa Mites Mike Seib A 50 HAS19-A5
Treatment Free Beekeeping John Gunter A 50 HAS19-A13
Wintering Honey Bee Colonies: We’re still learning how to help Dr. Jim Tew E 50 HAS19-E3
Women In Beekeeping Tammy Horn Potter O 50 HAS19-O1

Eastern Apiculture Society Conference

Location -Eastern Apicultural Society 2019 Conference
Class Name Instructor Class A-O Minutes Code
2 Million Blossoms – Protecting Our Pollinators Kirsten Traynor D 55 EAS19-D2
An Overview of Honey Bee Pesticide Testing and Regulatory Toxicology Reed Johnson O 60 EAS19-O19
Apiary Discussion E 50 EAS19-E16
Appalachian Beekeeping Collective Cindy Bee O 60 EAS19-O16
Appalachian Beekeeping Collective of West Virginia Cindy Bee O 50 EAS19-O4
Bee Cutouts & Transfers Cindy Bee E 50 EAS19-E15
Bee Products Landi Simone C 50 EAS19-C1
Bee Sex And Neonicotinoids Geoff Williams H 60 EAS19-H8
Bee Toxic Pesticides Impact On Forage, Mosquito Ctrl & Stakeholder Comms Michele Colopy O 60 EAS19-O17
Beekeepers as Environmental Advocates Stuart Anderson O 60 EAS19-O14
Beekeeping Agrotourism Kerry Owen O 55 EAS19-O2
Beekeeping in Lithuania David Arnal O 60 EAS19-O20
Beekeeping In Paradise Lauren Rusert E 60 EAS19-E22
Beekeeping in the Ear of Zika David Arnal A 60 EAS19-A10
Beekeeping Support in Malawi Bob Kloss O 60 EAS19-O22
Beyond Honey Bees: A World of Other Pollinators Jon Zawislak O 60 EAS19-O18
Challenges of Changing Beekeeping S. Repasky G 55 EAS19-G1
Challenges: Keeping Bees In Proximity Of People, Family & Animals S. Repasky O 50 EAS19-O6
Classic Doolittle Cell Building Discussion Greg Rogers E 50 EAS19-E2
Comb honey : An added value product from the Apiary Mary Cahill-Roberts C 50 EAS19-C2
Common Beekeeper Mistakes Jon Zawislak E 60 EAS19-E23
Comparison Of Four Managment Systems Justin Kay E 60 EAS19-E18
Determining The Status Of The Queen Rick Coor E 50 EAS19-E5
Encouraging Propolis Collection for Healthier Bees Cindy Hodges C 60 EAS19-C3
Exhibit to Experience – Discovery Place Nature’s Honey Bee Program Marvin Bouknight O 60 EAS19-O23
Finances of Bees David MacFawn G 50 EAS19-G3
Foulbrood Disease in Honey Bee Colonies Meghan Milbrath A 60 EAS19-A9
Future Of Microbials Jay Evans A 60 EAS19-A8
Good Science In Your Backyard: How To Test New Products For Varroa Contro Kirsten Traynor A 60 EAS19-A15
Handling Bees With An Attitude Steven Genta E 50 EAS19-E11
Honey As Medicine: What Does The Science Say? Kirsten Traynor C 60 EAS19-C4
Honey Bee Flight & Sexual Reproduction Bill Hesbach H 60 EAS19-H5
Honey Bee Waste Management Walt Perrin O 50 EAS19-O3
Honey Show Judging Results: Why Winners Won Steven Genta K 60 EAS19-K1
How to find good nectar harvests Danny Cannon F 50 EAS19-F1
It’s All About ‘Jeans’ (DNA) Felming Mattox H 60 EAS19-H9
Jen Berry On Queens Jennifer Berry H 50 EAS19-H3
Lighter Side Of Beekeeping Mike Hood O 60 EAS19-O21
Local Selection O 50 EAS19-O11
Mating Yard: Set Up & Maintenance Rick Coor H 50 EAS19-H1
Miticide Application: Do’s and Don’ts Lewis Cauble A 50 EAS19-A6
Monitoring for Varroa in the Bee Yard Brad Cavin A 50 EAS19-A3
N.C. Born & Bred Queen Program Rick Coor H 60 EAS19-H4
New Hampshire Honey Bee Diagnostic Network Dave Priebe A 60 EAS19-A12
Novel Control Strategies For Bee Viruses Jay Evans A 60 EAS19-A16
Nucs and Splits James Alverson E 50 EAS19-E12
Nucs, The Next Step Bob Kloss E 50 EAS19-E10
Oxalic Acid Trials – (And Tribulations) Go With What We Know Works Jennifer Berry A 60 EAS19-A7
Pesticide Issues in S.C. Brad Cavin O 60 EAS19-O13
Pollination Glenn Tyler D 50 EAS19-D1
Pollination in S.C. Wes Bommer D 60 EAS19-D3
Pollination Finance David MacFawn F 60 EAS19-F2
Polyandry – The Neglected Step Brother Of Bee Breeding Keith Delaplane H 60 EAS19-H7
Producing & Processing Honey Danny Cannon C 50 EAS19-C5
Profitable Bee Business: Honey Packaging and Labeling F. Proni G 55 EAS19-G2
Putting It All Together: Discussion Panel Of 3 Walt Perrin O 50 EAS19-O5
Queen Castles for Honey Production George McAllister E 50 EAS19-E8
Queens in the Beeyard Rick Coor H 50 EAS19-H2
Reaching Unique Beekeepers Wes Bommer O 60 EAS19-O15
Reading Brood/Honey Frames Staci Siler E 50 EAS19-E6
Safety & Sanitation in The Apiary And Honey House Danny Cannon O 50 EAS19-O10
Safety And Biomechanics In The Bee Yard Mary Cahill-Roberts O 50 EAS19-O9
Seasonal Management Glenn Tyler E 50 EAS19-E9
Should You Incorporate? Justin Kay G 50 EAS19-G4
Small Hive Beetle A to Z Mike Hood A 60 EAS19-A14
Small Hive Beetle In Practice Mike Hood A 60 EAS19-A17
Small Scale Apiary  5-15- colonies James Alverson E 60 EAS19-E17
Solving Problems At The Intersection Bee Foraging & Pesticide Application Reed Johnson E 50 EAS19-E19
Spell Bee – 51 Years Later – I Am Still Learning Mike Gardner O 45 EAS19-O12
Splits &* Varroa Bill Hesbach A 50 EAS19-A4
Splits For Swarm Control Meghan Milbrath E 60 EAS19-E20
Strategies For Success With Brood Nest Configuration David Arnal E 50 EAS19-E7
Stressor Interactions: When Parasites & Pesticides Collide Geoff Williams A 60 EAS19-A20
Sustainability In Beekeeping Erin MacGregor-Forbes E 50 EAS19-E4
Teaching Apiaries Using MP3s and BMPs Meghan McConnell O 50 EAS19-O8
Testing For Nosema: Show & Tell Dorinad Priebe A 60 EAS19-A18
The Enigma Of Nosema: Exploring Our Understanding Of An Invisible Disease Dorinad Priebe A 55 EAS19-A1
The Frame Game K. Inglin O 55 EAS19-O1
The Greatest Generation: Protecting Winter Bees Meghan Milbrath E 60 EAS19-E21
Thermoregulation And The Condensing Colony Bill Hesbach E 50 EAS19-E13
To Feed Or Not To Feed: Why, When and How Landi Simone E 50 EAS19-E3
Top Bar Hives Chris Rucker E 50 EAS19-E14
Treat Smarter & Feed More: Surviving The Age Of Mite Bombs & Severe Weather Greg Rogers A 50 EAS19-A2
USDA – Genes, Germs And Stress: Helping Bees To Help Themselves Jay Evans H 50 EAS19-H6
Using A Resource Hive Dewey Caron O 50 EAS19-O7
Using Queen Castles To Increase Honey Production G. McAllister E 55 EAS19-E1
Varroa Mite Impacts On Queen Quality And Genetic Diversity In The Hawaiian Islands Lauren Rusert A 60 EAS19-A13
Varroa Sampling Meghan McConnell A 50 EAS19-A5
What BeeInformed Survey Says About Bee Health Geoff Williams A 50 EAS19-A19
What Bees In Nature Can Teach Us About Colony Health Keith Delaplane A 60 EAS19-A21
What We Need To Know About Bee Viruses Lewis Bartlett A 60 EAS19-A11

Advanced Beekeeping Classes: Stratford Ecological Center and Urban Honey Bee

Advanced Beekeeping Classes: Stratford Ecological Center and Urban Honey Bee Class Code
Introduction to Queen Rearing H 19SEC-H1
Feeding & Nutrition E 19SEC-EI
Varroa Mite: Monitoring, Mitigation, and Management A 19SEC-A1
Hive Emergencies E 19SEC-E2
Finding the Queen E 19SEC-E3
Re-Queening E 19SEC-E4
Queen Handling E 19SEC-E5