The Return of Bee Culture’s Annual Event (Hopefully)

BEEing Diverse: Inspiring Leaders in Beekeeping

Mark Your Calendars for September 30 – October 1, 2022

Third times the charm… We are enthusiastically moving forward with our annual event with the Beeing Diverse: Inspiring Leaders in Beekeeping as the past two cancelled years. We are optimistic about this one happening; however, we will be closely watching any and all situations that may pose an impact on the event. As in the past, if we deem it necessary for the health and safety of travelers, ourselves and the audience we will cancel it again. Hopefully not though.

Speakers Include:
Susan Cobey: Internationally known Founder of New World Carniolan program
Geraldine Wright: Hope Professor of Entomology in the Department of Zoology at University of Oxford, UK
Nina Bagley: Urban Master Beekeeper
Tammy Horn Potter: Kentucky State Apiarist, author of multiple books
Kim Skyrm: Chief Inspector of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Barbara Bloetscher: Ohio Department of Agriculture State Entomologist/Apiarist
Joan Gunter: Past president of ABF, Commercial Beekeeper
Anne Marie Fauvel: Bee Informed Partnership (BIP)
Tracy Farone: Professor of Biology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania
Maggie Lamothe Boudreau: Commercial Canadian Beekeeper, owner of Rayons de Miel, a 350 colony operation raising 4000 Queens a year.
Jackie Park Burris: Jackie Park-Burris Queens, Inc.
Julianne Grose: Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at BYU
Dorothy Pelanda: Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture*

Each speaker will give two talks. One will be on their journey in beekeeping up until where they are now. The other will be on what they are doing now within the bee field.
*Dorothy Pelanda, as the keynote speaker, will only give one talk.

Ticket Options
In Person Only – $100
In Person and Link to Recording – $125
Virtual Event Only – $50
Virtual Event and Link to Recording – $75

Visit to purchase your ticket. In person will be limited to 100 individuals. This event will be recorded and is available as part of some ticket options. It will also be available for purchase after the event.

The in-person event will be held at the A.I. Root Company Conference Room in Medina, Ohio.