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Keynote speakerKim Flottum: From Where I Sit Where does he sit?: "In a cluttered office," he said. After receiving a degree in horticulture from UW Madison, Kim Flottum worked four years in the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab, studying pollination ecology. After that, he spent two years raising acres of fruits and vegetables, where bees played a large role. He brings this experience, plus nearly 20 years of writing and editing articles for beekeepers in the monthly magazine Bee Culture. He is the publisher of books on honeybee pests and diseases, marketing, queen production, beekeeping history, beginning beekeeping, and the classic industry reference, The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture.
A special guest reappearance
by Rev. L. L. Langstroth
December 25, 1810 – October 6, 1895 Philadelphia clergyman, discovered the importance of "bee space", invented and patented the first moveable frame beehive in 1852, considered to be the "Father of American Beekeeping"
Vendor exhibitsand sales booths will provide interesting browsing and possibilities of stocking up on equipment, supplies, and books.
Silent Auction -- A record $1,750 was raised! The proceeds go to the Apiculture Science Fund at NCSU to sponsor honey bee research.
Ramada Inn Convention Center 2703 Ramada Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215