Consortium Conference Agenda

Speaker Bios

Lab Descriptions

In-person workshop Agenda





Saturday, August 27th 2022




(online only)


(online only)


8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Pollinators: how they help us and how we can help them - Elaine Evans Honey Bee Nutrition - Pierre Lau  

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping - Ana Tools for Diagnosing Bacterial Brood Diseases - Peter Fowler  

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Break (online only)

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Performing a Hive Inspection - Melissa Hollahan Biology and behavior of honey bee males- Garret Slater

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Getting Antiboitics for the Beekeeper Chris Cripps Varroa: using mite and bee biology to inform management - Katie Lee  

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch (online)

Lunch (in-person)

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 5 p.m.

Varroa biology & management: the basics- Katie Lee Bumble bees biology and conservation- Elaine Evans  

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Bacterial Diseases- Meghan Milbrath Commercial Beekeeping- Dan Wyns  

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Break (online only)

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Lessons from a honey bee veterinarian - Melissa Holahan Do Healthy Queens lead to Healthy Colonies- Katie Lee  

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Casual Dinner Reception (in-person only)

Sunday, August 28th 2022 (online only)



8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


Lightening Research Talks

European foulbrood: new research on an old disease- Peter Fowler

Disease Clusters of American foulbrood in Ontario Honey Bee Colonies- Britteny Kyle

Why are so many honey bee males unable to reproduce?- Garett Slater

The viability of Melissococcus plutonius, the causative agent of European foulbrood, on beekeeping materials- Robyn Hawley

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

The Veterinarian in Beekeeping Chris Cripps

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Lessons from Population Medicine - Biosecurity Concepts to Mitigate Pathogen Spread among Honeybees- Madonna Benjamin

11:00 a.m.

Conference Concludes