NM Beekeepers Conference

Bookworks sells books at the annual New Mexico Beekeepers Association meeting at South Broadway Cultural Center. Tom Seeley keynotes. More info can be found here.

Admission is $30 membership to the NM Beekeepers Association

Location is the South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the New Mexico Beekeepers Association Annual Conference. Our speaker line up includes Tom Seeley, PhD, Professor Cornell U, Biologist, Author, Follower of Wild Bees; Joseph S. Wilson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology, Utah State, Photographer; Olivia Messinger Carril, PhD, Southern Illinois U, Author, Research Ecologist; Valerie Royal, Artist, Curator, Beekeeper; Wes Brittenham, Native and Adaptive Plant Specialist, Environmental Artist; Susan Kent Reed, Children’s Books Author, Retired Teacher, Urban Farmer; Robert Heyduck, MS, Agronomy, U of Nebraska, Medicinal Plant Specialist; and Ryan Hiles, NM Department of Agriculture, Invasive Pest Program Specialist.

Enjoy our fantastic door prizes. Visit vendors that specialize in bee goods, and do consider bringing a small sample of your honey for our tasting honey map of New Mexico. We have added time for socializing at the Meet, Greet and Refresh mixer Friday afternoon. Also, please stick around for the NM Beekeepers Association General Meeting on Saturday Afternoon to find out more about our Association and vote for the 2018 Board of Directors.

Friday, February 2, 2018

12:00-1:00 pm Registration

1:00-1:15 pm Welcome and Introductions

1:15-2:00 pm Robert Heyduck – “Oregano de la Sierra: Flavor, Beauty, Habitat Enhancement, and more”

2:00-2:45 pm Ryan Hiles – “New Mexico Department of Agriculture Apiary Updates”

2:45-3:15 pm BREAK

3:15-4:15 pm Dr. Tom Seeley – “The Honey Bees of the Arnot Forest: A Survivor Population of Wild European Honey Bee Colonies”

4:15 pm Meet, Greet, Refresh


Saturday, February 3, 2018

9:00 am Doors open

10:00-10:05 am Welcome and Introductions

            Session 1- Plants for Bees

10:05-10:20 am Susan Kent Reed – “Beatrice the Hip Hop Bee”

10:20-11:00 am Wes Brittenham – “Plants for Pollinators- Bees and Beyond”

11:00-11:45 am Dr. Tom Seeley – “The Bee Colony as a Honey Factory”

11:45-1:00 pm LUNCH

            Session 2- Native Pollinators- Art Meets Science

1:00-1:10 pm Introductions and Announcements

1:10-1:45 pm Valerie Roybal- “Cross Pollination of Ideas in Art and Science”

1:45-2:45 pm Dr. Joe Wilson and Dr. Olivia Messinger Carril, “The Secret Life of Native Bees: Misconceptions, Natural History, and Making Choices as a Single Bee”

            Session 3- Hive Mind and Modern Technology

3:00-4:00 pm Dr. Tom Seeley – “The Bee Hive as an Information Center”

4:00 pm General Meeting and NMBKA Board Elections

Event date: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting Cover Image
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