2015

Confirmed speakers in 2015 included:

Bruce Brown, CC Pollen
Politics update

Michael Bush
Breeding and field management

Sam Comfort
Top bar hives

Don Downs
Apitherapy

Krassimire Entchev (Germany/Bulgaria)
Around the year with Dee Lusby, my experiences regressing bees in southern and northern Europe, and the importance of localized bees

James Fearnley (UK)
Pollen and propolis

Laura Ferguson, Director of College Mellissae and International Natural Beekeeping Federation

Jacqueline Freeman
Relational beekeeping: How to be best friends with your bees

Gerald Golgul
Mead-making (though no drinking allowed on site)

Amalia Haas
Utilizing culturally specific lenses to support chemical-free beekeeping: A case study of Jewish and honeybee calendars

Ramona Herboldsheimer
Microbe update and beekeeping over the centuries

Dean Stigletz
Hive management and basic queen rearing

Gregg Tivnan
Reflections of a first-year beekeeper

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.