2017 Bee Symposium
Our third annual Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy will be hosted at the UC Davis Conference Center on Sunday, May 7, 2017, preceded by the first California Honey Festival in Woodland, CA on Saturday, May 6, 2017. This educational program is designed for beekeepers of all experience levels, including gardeners, farmers and anyone interested in the world of pollination and bees. In addition to our speakers there will be lobby displays featuring graduate student research posters, the latest in beekeeping equipment, books, honey, plants, and much more.
This year, our lead speaker is Dr. Steve Sheppard, Thurber Professor of Apiculture and Chair of the Department of Entomology from Washington State University. Other speakers include Santiago Ramirez and Elina Nino from the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis, Maj Rundlof from the Department of Biology from Lund University, and Margaret Lombard from the National Honey Board.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Springcreek Foundation, for making this event possible.
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location: UC Davis Conference Center
Fee: $80 (General), $25 (Students)
Graduate Student Poster Competition
Presented by the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute and the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis.
Submit email@example.com , by April 10, 2017.to Liz Luu:
Topics: Pollinator-related research
Posters should be hung at their assigned spot by 8am. Presenters are responsible for providing their own hanging materials. Authors must be at their posters for judging from 11:45 to 1:30 and will have 7 minutes to present. Winners will be announced before the final speaker.
Poster size: Limit is 48 inches wide x 36 inches tall. Posters should be well-written and organized.
- Methodology (Does it provide a clear, consistent description?)
- Research Significance (Are the findings original? Relevant to current issues?)
- Presentation and interaction with the judges
Complementary registration for student poster presenters.
- First place: $1000
- Second place: $750
- Third place: $500
- Fourth place: $250
Return this to Liz Luu: firstname.lastname@example.org , by April 10, 2017. No posters accepted after this date!
Dr. Steve Sheppard
Thurber Professor of Apiculture and Chair of the Department of Entomology at Washington State University
Assistant Professor, Department of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis
Apiculture Extension and Research, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
Researcher, Department of Biology, Lund University
Chief Executive Office (CEO), National Honey Board
8:45 – 9:15 am - Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:15 am - Welcome and Introductions
Amina Harris, Director, Honey and Pollination Center, RMI, UC Davis
Neal Williams, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
9:30 am – Lead Speaker: Steve Sheppard
Steve Sheppard, Professor of Entomology, Thurber Chair, Washington State University
10:30 am – Santiago Ramirez: Orchid Bees 20 minutes with 10 minutes question and answer
Santiago Ramirez, Assistant Professor, Evolution and Ecology; UC Davis
11:00 am - Break (Opportunity to visit Graduate Student Posters and Exhibits)
11:30 - Elina Niño: Master Beekeeping Program
Honoring our Apprentice Level Master Beekeepers – Pin Ceremony
Elina Niño, Extention Apiculturist, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
12:00 - Lunch - Graduate Student Poster Presentations
1:15 pm – Maj Rundlof: Pesticides and Bees - 15minutes with 10 minutes question and answer
Maj Rundlof, International Career Grant Fellow, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
1:45 pm – Discussion with a Veterinarian: Innoculating our colonies
Michael Karle, D.V.M., Mid Valley Vaterinary Hospital
2:15 pm - LIGHTNING ROUND TALKS
4 – 6 minute presentations about many different programs in the world of beekeeping
Kimiora Ward - Habitat planting for bees
Chris Casey - New Neonic testing of bedding plants at UCDAVIS
Debra Tomaszewski – Planet Bee: Citizen Bee Projects
3:00 pm - Break
3:20 pm - Margaret Lombard: Labeling issues and guidelines for Honey - 20 minutes with 10 minutes question and answer
Margaret Lombard, CEO, National Honey Board
3:50 pm - Winners of the Graduate Student Poster Competition Announced
4:15 pm - Closing
Vendor & Informational Booths
To register for a booth at the 2017 Bee Symposium, please fill out the Vendor Registration Form and send to Liz Luu at email@example.com
Spaces are limited and reserved for pollinator-related businesses, bee clubs, and UC Davis groups only. Table registration does not include a pass to the event.
Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Take a look at our previous Bee Symposium events: