June 19 - 26: Ohio Pollinator Week (Ohio State Beekeepers Association and Pollinator Stewardship Council).
June 19 - Cleveland Botantical Garden
June 20 - Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden
June 26 - Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
June 20 - 26: National Pollinator Week, USA.
June 25: Ruhl Bee Supply/Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Field Day, 29600 SW Seely Ave, Wilsonville, Oregon, 9 - 5. Cost $40 includes luck and refreshments. Guest speakers Dennis vanEnglesdorp and Dewey Caron. More info 503-657-5399 or http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com.
July 9: Pollinator Symposium, FREE, 12:30 - 5ish, Chelan County PUD Auditorium, sponsored by NCW Beekeepers Association. Speakers - WSU PhD candidates Alix Whitener, Megan Asche and Emily Wine; Dale Whaley, Douglas County Extension Educator; Dr. Megan Taylor. More info firstname.lastname@example.org
July 13 - 15: Sweet Virginia Beekeeping Academy for up to 12 kids entering grades four through six, a collaboration between the Sweet Virginia Foundation for the Preservation of Bees, and Bee Girl, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Sweet Virginia Farm, Prince William County, Nokesville VA. Tuition $225 per child includes bee suit rental and snacks. Register at https://svabeekeepingacademy.eventbrite.com
July 14 - 16: Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Meeting, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Info http://www.heartlandbees.org
July 16: Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association Summer Meeting, Goodhue Farmhouse, Carolyn Holmberg Preserve, Rock Creek Farm, 2005 South 112th St., Broomfield, CO 80020. Attendance will be limited due to space limitations, so pre-registration and pre-payment will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Cost $40 per person. Info http://coloradoprobeekeeping.org/events/2016-summer-meeting
July 17 - 20: 3rd International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy, Penn State Center for Pollinator Research, Penn State Campus, University Park, PA. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.cvent.com/events/international-conference-on-pollinator-biology-health-and-policy/event-summary-a63f438020fa4db6a3dd57d5ba0f1acc.aspx
or contact the conference organizers, Christina Grozinger (Penn State), Shelby Fleischer (Penn State), Neal Williams (UC Davis) and Rufus Isaacs (Michigan State University). For conference logistic and registration questions, contact Kim Swistock (email@example.com
July 23: NM Beekeepers Association Varroa Mite Monitoring Workshop with Megan Mahoney, Bee Informed Partnership Tech-Transfer Team, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque NM. Info http://nmbeekeepers.org/events/varroa-mite-monitoring-workshop
July 25 - 9: Eastern Apicultural Society 2016, Richard Stockton University, Galloway NJ. Short Course July 25 - 27; Conference July 27 - 29. Info http://www.easternapiculture.org
• July 26: Next Generation Beekeepers Breakout Session with Sarah Red-Laird and Noah Wilson-Rich at Eastern Apicultural Society Conference, Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey, 7 p.m., venue still to be announced. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eas-next-gen-beekeeper-breakout-session-tickets-26087116267
. Sarah and Noah will also team up to teach a "train the trainer" workshop on July 25th at 2:30 at the university.
Aug 20 - 21: Oregon Honey Festival, Ashland, OR. Registration at:http:// https://www.eventbrite.com/e/call-for-exhibitors-for-the-oregon-honey-and-mead-festival-2016-tickets-21600496667?aff=ebrowse
. The website is: http://www.oregonhoneyfestival.com
. Also on Facebook!
Aug 28: Celebration of 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Alameda County (CA) Beekeepers Association, Ed Roberts Campus, Berkley (at the Ashby BART station). Speakers, exhibits, vendors, more. Fee TBA, includes lunch.
Sept 6 - 10: World Conference on Organic Beekeeping, Argentina. Info http://www.ifoam.bio
Oct 12 - 15: Western Apicultural Society Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. Info http://www.westernapiculturalsociety.org
• Oct 14 -16: BCHPA AGM on Friday, the 14th plus education days Saturday and Sunday Oct 15 and 16, at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, close to Vancouver airport. Details to come at (new website)http:// www.bcbeekeepers.com
Nov 5: Colorado State Beekeepers Association Winter Bee Meeting, Douglas County Fairgrounds. More info soon at http://coloradobeekeepers.org/winter-meeting.html
Nov 15 - 17: California State Beekeepers Association Annual Convention, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, San Diego. Info http://www.californiastatebeekeepers.com/events.html
Jan 10 - 14, 2017: Joint Convention of the American Beekeeping Federation and American Honey Producers Association, Galveston, Texas.
These links will take you to important websites. Reprinting the items gets too voluminous, so I encourage you to visit the originals for some good reading any time.
Bee Diverse - about bees and pollination, particularly mason bees - how to mange them using homes and mason bee tools
Winnie the Pooh Guide to helping British bees: http://www.friendsofthehoneybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06 E2463_BeeBooklet_Web.pdf
From Julie, an after-school child care worker: Looking for a good information site to teach children and beginning beekeepers? Try
UC-Davis on-line Newsletter: http://elninobeelab.ucdavis.edu/apiculture_newsletter.html
Apis Information Resource News - PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE from Apis Newsletter by Dr. Malcolm Sanford. The newsletter is still found at http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/home/?u=9296a3543dc631c8a50086511&id=ec6bf7d517
It can also be accessed through http://apis.shorturl.com
California State Department of Food and Agriculture blog - http://plantingseedsblog.cdfa.ca.gov
Genetic literacy - http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org
Randy Oliver website - http://scientificbeekeeping.com
Honey Bee Health Coalition - http://www.honeybeehealthcoalition.org
Pollinator Stewardship Council - http://pollinatorstewardship.org/?page_id=349
, with the most recent one posting at the top of the page
Project Apis m. - http://www.ProjectApism.org
Washington State University on bee health - http://www.extension.org/bee_health
WSU 'Green Times' newsletter - http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/blog/category/green-times
Colorado State University Pollinator Protection office - http://www.cepep.colostate.edu/Pollinator%20Protection/index.html
Infographics on beekeeping stats, facts, management and honey labels - http://www.foodpackaginglabels.net/honey-labels