2022 Summer Conference
Institute of American Indian Art Conference Center
83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe NM 87508
Saturday, August 27, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Secrets of Successful Beekeeping in Challenging Environments
It’s really hard to imagine a better theme for these times. Jose Villa and John Gagne are back with us to speak and lead the discussion. The 2022 meeting this summer is being held Saturday, Aug. 27 in-person at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe. The day will feature a panel of beekeepers from different parts of the state revealing their “secrets” of successful beekeeping. The Institute will have hives on its campus, so we will devote part of the day in the field for demos of mite washes, queen marking, or comb reading.
Be sure to become a member if you aren’t already. Your membership includes admission to conferences, newsletters, access to past recorded conference talks, and more. Look for more information on the conference as plans unfold in the next weeks on social media FaceBook and Instagram. Another online auction is also in the works.
On line registration deadline is 6:00 PM, Thursday, August 25th. After the deadline, the buttons to take you to the registration page will not function. This will allow us to be prepared to welcome you to your conference Saturday morning. Walk in registration will be available Saturday morning, but please be prepared to wait in line.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration (Library and Technology Auditorium lobby – 5 on map)
Welcome (Library and Technology Auditorium lobby – 5 on map)
9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Workshop (Thunder Bee Apiary -12 on map)
The morning activities will be working in the IAIA Apiary. There will be three groups of attendees working at three stations. Please make sure you have signed the “Event Release Form” and wear personal protection equipment. These stations are:
- Mite Monitoring
- Queen spotting
- Comb Reading
- Queen Marking
Please prepare for this great experience by bring the following with you:
- A veil, jacket or bee suit. There will be a limited number of loaner PPE equipment available at the conference.
- A water bottle. Water will be available in the apiary. Please keep hydrated.
- Sturdy shoes. The ground in the apiary is uneven so be prepared.
12:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Lunch (Cafe Bon Appetit – 4 on map)
Lunch on you own. The IAIA on campus restaurant, Cafe Bon Appetit, is highly recommended. In your registration packet you will also find a list of nearby restaurants.
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Speakers (Library and Technology Auditorium lobby – 5 on map)
1:30 pm “Bees; A Short Story” by John Gagne
2:15 pm “A Year in beekeeping management in the foothills of the San Luis Valley” by Dr Jose Villa
3:00 pm “A Year in Top-Bar Beekeeping” by Amy Owen
4:00 pm “Secrets to Successful Beekeeping” with the panel moderated by Dr. Jose Villa
Scott Anderson, El Paso, TX
Brad Kohler, Las Cruces, NM
Lara Lovell, Albuquerque, NM
Moira O’Hanlon, Taos, NM
5:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Social and Honey Bar hosted by NMBKA (TBD)
A special opportunity to talk to the speaker and panel members. We will also have a Honey Bar and all attendees are invited to bring several of their jars of honey to share with all the attendees.
There will be drinks (non-alcoholic) and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while you visit with old friends and meet new friends.
The times, location and descriptions may change as we get closer to the conference. Please check back frequently.