Dr. Jeff Harris, Extension/research apiculturist at Mississippi State University will speak about "The Small Hive Beetle in Mississippi" and "Queen Management and Selection for the Backyard Beekeeper.''
Stephen Enloe, Extension specialist and associate professor at Auburn University, will address the topic of "Invasive Plants." Keith Fielder, county Extension coordinator for Putnam County, Ga., will discuss "Producing Creamed Honey" and "Developing and Using Nucleus Colonies."
Via streaming video, Barry Richards of Red River Bees in Cross Plains, Tenn. will cover "Marketing Your Honey Crop."
In addition, members of the Alabama Beekeepers' Association will conduct a series of four seminars specifically for new beekeepers.
Other presentations by members of this group for all beekeepers include "Recovering and Revising Plastic Frames" and "Methods to Insure High Quality Honey for Your Customers."
Although honey is the best known product from the bee hive, two speakers will address interesting uses for beeswax.
An artistic demonstration of encaustic (beeswax) painting will be done by Cynthia Mast.
Elizabeth Whitaker will talk about creative uses for beeswax cappings.
The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Apiary Section will be represented by Dennis Barclift, state apiarist.
Registration is from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. and the program is from 8:45 a.m. until 3:45 p.m .
Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register by the Alabama Beekeepers' Association. There will be an open hive demonstration (weather permitting) during the lunch.
If prepaid by Jan. 22, the registration fee for the day is $25. After Jan. 22 and at the door, the registration fee is $35. For more information, contact Dr. Paul L. Mask at 334-844-4450 or you may visit www.onetewbee.com to view all registration material.
For online registration visit https://mell -base.uce.auburn .edu/CourseStatus .awp?&course=C140201.