Saturday, October 15, 2016
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Oceanside High School
Hosted by the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers
Current MSBA Membership is required to attend the Annual Meeting
Dr. Tom Seeley
Dr. Thomas D. Seeley is a biologist, writer, and professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University where he teaches courses on animal behavior and researches the behavior, social life, and ecology of honeybees. An avid beekeeper, Tom began keeping bees while a high school student when he shook a swarm into a box and brought it home. He has written several books on honeybees including his most recent, Following the Wild Bees (2016). He has been honored by an Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished U.S. Scientist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He writes, “These awards are gratifying, but for me the most important prizes by far are the discoveries that I have made about the inner workings of honeybee colonies.” He now spends as much time as possible at his camp in Pembroke, ME.
Dr. Carla Essenberg
Dr. Carla Essenberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Bates College. She completed a B.A. in Music and Philosophy at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, received her PhD in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from the University of California-Riverside, and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona. Her research explores ways in which pollinator foraging behavior influences plant ecology and evolution, and includes ecological field studies, theoretical modeling, and behavioral experiments with bumblebees. She has taught topics ranging from zoology to environmental biology and enjoys discussing science and bees with people of all ages and walks of life.
Anthony “Tony” Jadczak is the former Maine State Apiarist and Bee Inspector. During his tenure from 1983 to 2016 nearly 1.55 million migratory colonies entered the state for pollination. In addition to inspecting and monitoring commercial beehives he responded to local calls from beekeepers around the state, presented lectures and workshops to blueberry growers, pesticide control inspectors and chapter clubs, taught bee schools and wrote for the Bee Line. Tony has been keeping bees since he was fourteen. He is looking forward to spending more time with his own bees and continuing his research projects.