Lunes 11 de Enero de 2016 10:07 por Analia Manriquez

Se realizará en el salón Jensen del Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance en Chicago, el sábado 19 de marzo, 2016 de 8:30 a 14:30. Se requiere registrarse previamente



8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Light Breakfast


9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks


9:15 am – 11:00 am

Morning presentations


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Potluck Lunch


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Presentations


1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Panel Discussion and Closing



This year’s presenters will be:

  • Garry Grube

He is the Chicago Director of the Illinois Queen Initiative. IQI's mission is to produce queens and bees that are more disease and mite resistant and have greater survival and productivity characteristics under Illinois conditions. By producing them locally they are better adapted to each area in the state. IQI seeks to do this through educational programs, cooperative exchange of breeding stock, member exchange of ideas and methods of testing stock, cooperative purchase of supplies, and promotion of Illinois-produced queens and bees to our state’s beekeepers.


  • Dr. Meghan Milbrath

She owns and manages Sand Hill Apiaries at Bending Sickle Community Farm, a small livestock and queen rearing operation in Munith, Michigan. She began working bees with her father as a child over 20 years ago, and has been hooked on bees since.  She is the coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative at Michigan State University, where she also recently worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Entomology Department, studying honey bee disease with Zachary Huang. Meghan teaches multiple beekeeping classes; has taught queen rearing courses at Michigan State University; and runs clinics and beekeeping consulting through her apiary.  Meghan has been an invited speaker to many academic and beekeeper events ranging from regional apicultural meetings and national conferences to small discussion groups on bees at local libraries. She is an active member in the South East Michigan Beekeeping Association, the Center of Michigan Beekeeping Association, is the district 2 representative for the Michigan Beekeeping Association, is the acting president of the Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers, and the coordinator of the Northern Bee Network, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable beekeeping in northern climates.


  • Stephen Repasky

He is an EAS certified Master Beekeeper, owner of Meadow Sweet Apiaries and president of BurghBees.. He was instrumental in creating and establishing the BurghBees Community Apiary that serves as a hub for urban beekeepers in the Pittsburgh area. He's also the 1st Vice President of Pennsylvania State Beekeepers, sits on the Board of Directors for the American Beekeeping Federation, teaches beekeeping classes and wrote a beekeeping book on swarming behavior of honey bees.


More information and inscriptions

Marcin Matelski

Head Beekeeper

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

300 North Central Park Avenue

Chicago, IL. 60624

Phone (773) 638.1766 ext.  20


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