The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild’s 8th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 8 am to 5:45 pm at The Franklin Institute featuring Dr. Tom Seeley and Dr. Leo Sharashkin.

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Thomas Dyer Seeley –  is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University. He is based in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, where he teaches courses on animal behavior and does research on the behavior and social life of honey bees. His work is summarized in four books: Honeybee Ecology (1985), The Wisdom of the Hive (1995), Honeybee Democracy (2010), and Following the Wild Bees (2016).

Dr. Leo Sharashkin – is founder of HorizontalHive.com and editor of Keeping Bees With a Smile, a comprehensive resource on keeping bees naturally in horizontal hives. He is contributor to American Bee Journal, Bee Culture, and The Beekeepers Quarterly (UK), and speaks internationally on sustainable beekeeping, organic growing, and Earth-friendly living. He holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Missouri and a Master’s in Natural Resources from Indiana University. Author of world-renowned research in sustainable agriculture, he lives with his wife and four children on a forest homestead in the Ozarks in southern Missouri where they raise bees in a variety of low-maintenance, easy-to-build horizontal hives.

Schedule of Events:

Start End Description
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Vendors, coffee service, registration
9:00 AM 9:15 AM Opening remarks, announcements etc.
9:15 AM 10:45 AM Dr. Seeley – Honey Bees in the Wild.
10:45 AM 11:00 AM Short Break
11:00 AM 12:30 PM Dr. Sharashkin – Natural Beekeeping that works
12:30 PM 2:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Karen Roccasecca State Apiarist
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Dr. Seeley – Darwinian Beekeeping
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Dr. Sharashkin – Selling honey for $20/lb
4:00 PM 4:15 PM Short Break – Optional: ask audience
4:15 PM 5:15 PM Q&A Session
5:15 PM 5:45 PM Closing Remarks and Raffle

Tickets will be available at early bird prices through the end of 2017. On January 1 all prices will increase by $10 and the 10 Pack for Bee clubs will not be available.

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