Midwest Beekeeping Symposium and ISBA Annual Spring Meeting

June 9, 2007, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois

The Illinois State Beekeepers Association and McHenry County College proudly present the 2007 Midwest Beekeeping Symposium.

The Symposium is designed to provide the latest, relevant information to all new and veteran Beekeepers as well as those simply interested in Honey Bees and Beekeeping.

The full-day agenda will contain a Keynote Presentation, General Sessions, a Panel Discussion, multiple Breakout Sessions, a featured “Beginner’s Track” of sessions, Lunch, Raffle, Beekeeping Magazines, Catalogs and a Beekeeping Supply Marketplace.

The Symposium will feature a keynote presentation by University of Montana, Research Professor Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, who will be presenting the latest research findings surrounding the epidemic Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). His recent research is focused on the causes and potential solutions to this devastating condition facing Honey Bee colonies nation wide.

Content leaders from Illinois and across the United States will be presenting a variety of topics. The varied and diverse Breakout sessions will include:

• Status of and Living with Small Hive Beetle in Illinois
• The State of Pollination in The USA
• Introduction to Mead — The Nectar of the Gods
• The Nutriceutical Properties of Honey
• Save the Pollinators, Save the Planet!
• The Secrets to Winning Honey Competitions
• A Day in the Life of an Apiary Inspector
• Introduction to Graft-Free Queen Rearing
• Long Distance Colony Management – Emerging Beekeeping Technology
• Bees in the War on Terror – Smelling Out Danger
• The Sideliner and Hobbyist’s Guide to Marketing Honey
• “The Honey Bee Whisperer” Reading Your Bees (Beginner Track)
• Introduction to Beekeeping (Beginner Track)

Below is a list of resources to assist in your Symposium planning. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click on the following items for more information:

MCC Conference Center Website
Campus Map and Driving Directions Website
Symposium Agenda (PDF)

Pre-Registration by May 31:
Individual: $40 – Course Code: NCCS04001
Additional Family Members: $20 – Course Code: NCCS04002

On-Site Registration:
Individual: $45
Additional Family Members: $25

To Pre-Register by May 31:
Credit Card Payment: 815.455.8588 (Mon-Thu 8am-7:30pm, Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 8am-1pm)

Payment by Check:
(Payable to McHenry County College)
Send Name(s), Address, Phone and Check to:
McHenry County College
Attn. Molly Walsh
8900 Us Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

The 2007 Midwest Beekeeping Symposium is sponsored by:
Illinois State Beekeepers Association
Stateline Beekeepers Association
• Lake County Beekeepers Association
Northern Illinois Beekeepers Association
• Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association
McHenry County College

Questions can be directed to ISBA President, Ken Haller via e-mail.