On Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, participants have a choice of taking a Glen Allen apiary tour or attending an additional-cost seminar taught by bee expert, writer and instructor Larry Conner of Kalamazoo, Mich.
The tour participants will hear a talk by Anne Teller of Oak Hill Farm, Sonoma, an organic producer of field crops, flowers and baked products; and visit the Glen Ellen hilltop apiary of Serge Labesque, who will discuss demonstration hives and watering devices.
Wednesday afternoon will include lectures by three native pollinator experts. Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor at UC Davis, will discuss "Introduction to Native Bees." Neal Williams, a newly recruited faculty member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, will cover "Native Bees in Crop Production in Eastern States." Claire Kremen, a conservation biologist at UC Berkeley and an affiliate with the UC Davis Department of Entomology, will discuss "Native Bees in Crop Production in Western States."
On Thursday morning, Aug. 20, participants will hear "Effects of Honey on Human Physiology" by Ron Fessenden of Haaddam, Kan., founder of the Committee for the Promotion of Honey and Health, Inc., and co-author of the books, "The Hibernation Diet" and "The Honey Revolution."
Also on Thursday:
The conference ends Thursday wit
|Contact: Kathy Keatley Garvey|
University of California - Davis