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Geneva Bee Conference

The 2015 Geneva Bee Conference is a joint venture of the Ontario-Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association and the Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club.

Click here for the Geneva Bee Conference website.

Date: 3/14/15

Time: 9am-5pm

Place: Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, NY. In Vandervort Room in Scandling Campus

300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456


Dan O’Hanlon

Dan has been a beekeeper & queen producer in West Virginia for many decades.  He is an officer in his local bee club and the founder of the West Virginia Queen Producers, an organization dedicated to supporting local queen producers.  Dan led the effort to pass the first bill in the nation granting beekeepers immunity from civil liability.  Dan was selected as the 2011 Beekeeper of the Year by the WV Beekeepers Association.

Roberta Severson -Extension Associate Cornell University

Roberta “Bobbie” Severson is Director of the Cornell University Cooperative Enterprise Program. The program focuses on conducting research and providing education and information about cooperative-structured businesses in the farm and food sector. She serves as the Executive Secretary of the Northeast Cooperative Council, an organization of agriculture and finance cooperatives headquartered or doing business in New York State, Pennsylvania, and New England. The NECC provides professional development for cooperative directors and senior level management. Prior to coming to the Cooperative Enterprise Program, she was an Agricultural Economic Development Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Seneca County and the Agriculture and 4-H Program Leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Onondaga County. She was a co-managing partner on her family’s dairy farm in Marcellus, NY.

Peter L Borst -Cornell University

Peter Loring Borst has worked in the beekeeping industry since his first job working as beekeeper’s helper in Wolcott NY, in 1974. Peter was Senior Apiarist at Cornell’s Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Research for seven years. He was an apiary inspector for New York State from 2006 to 2008. He hold the office of vice president of the Finger Lakes Bee Club and is a regular contributor to the American Bee Journal.


Cost: $30/person, $50/couple. Discounts available, please see link below.

For more details follow the link below:

Click here for the Geneva Bee Conference website.


Directions to college from the North:
From the New York State Thruway (I-90), take exit 42-Geneva. Once through the toll booth, turn right, heading south on Route 14 toward Geneva. Travel approximately 5.8 miles through the City of Geneva.  Turn right onto Seneca Street. Travel to the top of the hill to the “T” intersection. Turn left onto South Main Street/Route 14. Continue approximately .7 miles. You’ll pass through the commercial district and enter the campus area.

Directions from the South:
From the Southern Tier Expressway (Route I-86/17), take the Elmira exit off I-86 for Route 14 North. Follow Route 14, approximately 50 miles, until you reach Geneva.

Directions to Medbery Parking Lot:
From South Main Street, turn right onto St. Clair Street at the President’s Home (a large, white, pillared residence). At the first stop sign, turn right on to Pulteney Street. Medbery Parking Lot (the visitor’s lot) will be down the street on the right. Park here.