December 3 & 4, 2020
December 3 & 4
Starting at 10am
Our conference sessions are on new research and hot topics within the beekeeping industry such as legislative changes, new science information, honey trade & adulteration issues, and honey market & pollination reports.
$50 for our 2 day conference
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Dr. Jeff Pettis
Pettis and Assoc. LLC
Science Advisor for AHPA
As former research leader of the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, MD and now an independent consultant, Dr. Pettis has focused on improving colony health by limiting the impact of pests, diseases and pesticides on honey bees. His research areas include; IPMtechniques to reduce the impacts of parasitic mites and disease, effects of pesticides and pathogens on queen health and
longevity, host-parasite relationships and bee behavior.
Dr. Pettis serves on several international committees including the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and is the current President of Apimondia, the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations. With more than 35 years of research experience conducted in more than 15 countries; he is frequently interviewed by the media for his opinions on worldwide pollinator declines and honey bee health. Dr. Pettis received undergraduate and MS degrees from the University of Georgia and his doctoral degree in Entomology from Texas A&M University in 1992.