Confirmed speakers for the 2017 conference include: Michael Bush (Nebraska, U.S.) Breeding and field management Clean Beekeeping Alliance The eight board directors of this the newly formed, world-level alliance will hold a panel discussion about the alliance's future plans Don Downs (U.S.) Apitherapy for humans and animals, and political updates concerning apitherapy Laura Ferguson, Director of College Mellissae and International Natural Beekeeping Federation (U.S.) Bee-centricity and animal communication: Benefits and opportunities Dee Lusby (Arizona, U.S.) Nutritional values of honey, pollen, and propolis Wrap/tie frame wiring and embedding Strategies for working with bees in retirement Using hand trucks and floor trucks for commercial workings Karen O'Brien Wrinker (U.S.) Making a teaching hive for sequencing frames for working hives Solomon Parker Swarm removals Benjamin Pixie (U.S.) The magic and medicines of the honeybee: Mead-making as medicine Sandy Rowley (U.S.) Bees and their natural habitat Following the conference, a number of attendees stay in the area for a few days of informal field trips at a nearby commercial beekeeping operation, with impromptu hands-on discussions of many aspects of small-cell, treatment-free beekeeping. View the 2016 agenda View the 2015 agenda