Schedule of events

Monday, November 15
11 AM – 1 PM

CSBA Board of Directors Meeting

1 – 3 PM

Apiary Board Meeting

3 – 5 PM

Santa Barbara Sailing Center Private Boat Tour | TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED
Shuttle bus to boat is provided, bus will leave front lobby at 2:30 PM.

6 – 8 PM

President’s Opening Reception | Light Hors d’oeuvres & No Host Bar

Tuesday, November 16
8 AM

Registration and Exhibits Open

9 – 9:40 AM

Opening Ceremonies and Committee Reports

9:40 – 10:40 AM

Legislative Report – Jackie Park-Burris, Legislative Committee Chair and Holly Fraumeni, Lighthouse Public Affairs

10:40 – 11 AM

Refreshment Break

11 AM – 12:10 PM

Update From the Bee Research World – Elina L. Nino, Ph.D., Apiculture Extension and Research, UC Davis
Platinum Sponsor Presentation

12:10 – 1:25 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:25 - 2:00 PM

Project Apis m. Update – George Hansen

2 – 2:30 PM

Industry Updates – American Honey Producers, American Beekeeping Federation

2:30 - 3:15 PM

Panel Discussion – How Successful Almond Pollinators Deal with Adversity Throughout the Year

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Refreshment Break  

3:30 - 4: 30 PM

Honey Bee Nutrition: Pollen, Protein Supplements and Probiotics – Ramesh Sagili, Associate Professor-Apiculture, Oregon State University

5 – 6 PM

Welcome Reception – Get to Know Your Exhibitors | Light Hors d’oeuvres & No Host Bar

Wednesday, November 17
7 - 9 AM

American Sioux Honey Association Members Breakfast

8 AM

Registration Continues & Exhibits Open

8 – 11 AM

Silent Auction

9 – 10 AM

Panel Discussion – Making Splits and Queen Acceptance on Large Scales

10 AM - 4 PM

A Day in the California Master Beekeeper Program

10 – 10:45 AM

The Impact of Virus on Honey Bees at the Colony, Individual Bee, and Cellular Levels – Michelle Flenniken, Association Professor in Plant Sciences, Montana State University

10:45 – 11 AM

Refreshment Break

11 AM – 12 PM

BeeWhere Update – Ruben Arroyo, Riverside County Ag. Commissioner, Ruthann Anderson, CAPCA, Marilyn Freeman, Farmers Communication Exchange

Platinum Sponsor Presentation

12 PM

Research Luncheon & Keynote Speaker – Best Management Practices Tailored for Your Operation – Brandon Hopkins, Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED

Research Auction – Immediately Following Research Luncheon

4 PM

Resolutions Committee Meeting

4:30 PM

Research Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 18
8 AM

Registration Continues & Exhibits Open

8 – 9:15 AM

Member Breakfast & Keynote Speaker – H-2A Temporary Agricultural Programs – Mark Martens, Agri Placements International | Complimentary for Voting Members | TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED FOR NON-VOTING MEMBERS

9:15 – 10:15 AM

CSBA Annual Business Meeting

10:15 – 10:35 AM

Refreshment Break

10:35 – 11:15 AM

Almond Industry Update – Josette Lewis, Almond Board of CA

11:15 AM – 12 PM

Economics of Almond Pollination Agreements: Results from the 2021 Beekeeper Survey – Brittney Goodrich, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis

12 – 1:15 PM

1st Annual Christi Heintz Memorial Luncheon | TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED

1:15 - 2:15 PM

BIP Bites; An overview of the 2020-21 BIP Tech Transfer Team field data and trials. – Anne Marie Fauvel, Bee Informed Partnership

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Updates From the WSU Bee Program: Indoor Storage and Varroa Management – Kelly Kulhanek, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Washington State University

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Refreshment Break

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Panel Discussion – New Technologies in Beekeeping

5:30 PM

Annual Banquet Dinner & Award Presentations | TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED

Entertainment provided by The Killer Dueling Pianos

Friday, November 19
8 – 10 AM

CSBA Board of Directors Meeting