Hive Mind: Decision-Making Secrets of Bees, NMBKA Conference @ South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque [from 2 to 3 February]

Hive Mind: Decision-Making Secrets of Bees, NMBKA Conference

2 - 3
12:00 - 17:00

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South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Hive Mind: Decision-Making Secrets of Bees

Join us February 2-3, 2018 for the NM Beekeepers Association Annual Conference. We have a fantastic lineup of speakers traveling from far to share their knowledge with us. South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM. Friday, February 2, noon-6:00 pm. Saturday, February 3, 9 am-5:00 pm. Admission is $30 suggested membership to the NM Beekeepers Association.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Tom Seeley, a Horace White Professor in Biology in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. He is the author on several books on honeybee behavior, including Honeybee Democracy (2010) and the Wisdom of the Hive (1995). He was the recipient fo the Humboldt Prize in Biology in 2001. He primarily studies swarm intelligence by investigating how bees collectively make decisions.

Also Joining us:
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
Ryan Hiles, NM Department of Agriculture, Invasive Pest Program Specialist

Share a sample of your own honey to add to our NM Tasting Honey Map

Bring some cash to buy sweet NMBKA swag, support local vendors and have a chance to win a handmade Bee Quilt, valued at $500.

As always, door prizes, book signing, educational materials and more!

Hive Mind: Decision Making Secrets of Bees
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
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