JULY 27, 2019

Speakers: Emma Mullen, Dr. Scott McArt

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED but walk-in’s are welcome -

WALK-IN registration is welcome, however no lunch will be available for walk-in's


Online Registration Closed!

Each person must register, to register more then 1 person at a time, add the first person to the cart, wait 5 seconds, then you can add another person to the cart.
Repeat as needed.

Summer Picnic
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Come join us at the 2019 ESHPA Summer Picnic at Kutiks Honey Farm!  We’re going to do some hands-in-the-hive learning, play some beekeeping games, win door prizes, enjoy a good lunch and listen to the latest from Cornell bee researchers.

Picnic Date: July 27, 2019

Location: Kutiks Honey Farm, 3442 State Rt 12 Oxford NY 13830

Cost: $35 per person – Does include catered lunch (until the 7/19/19 registration deadline, then no lunch ). 
$35 Walk-in meeting-only(no lunch) registration also available.

Lunch: The included lunch will be a combo BBQ plate of 1/2 Chicken & Ribs , with 2 sides and a dinner roll.

Agenda still being finalized.

Our special program includes:


8:30am - Registration Opens

9:30am - Speaker Joan Mahoney -NYS Ag & Markets.

Topic - "Update on Bees in NYS and what goes on during an inspection"

10:00am - Speaker Emma Mullen - Cornell University Associate Cornell Pollinator Network.

Topic - "NYS Beekeeper tech team update"

11:00am - Speaker Scott McArt - Cornell University Assistant professor of Pollinator Health.

Topic - "Bee Habitat, invasive and wildflower planting."

12:00pm - Catered lunch.

1:00pm - ESHPA Business Meeting

2:30pm – 4:00 pm - Tour of Kutiks Honey Extracting Facility

4:00pm - Adjorn


Scott McArt is an assistant professor of pollinator health at the Cornell Department of Entomology. Before starting at Cornell in 2014, he completed his Masters at the University of Alaska, PhD at Cornell and a postdoc at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Major current research projects include: 1) Assessing pesticide risk to bees across different landscape and agricultural contexts, 2) Evaluating the relative importance of pesticides, pathogens and other factors on colony performance, and 3) Understanding pathogen transmission in complex plant-pollinator networks. Current extension efforts include the NYS beekeeper tech team, training veterinarians on honey bee diseases as part of the new Veterinary Feed Directive and advising growers on pest control practices that minimize risk to bees.

Emma comes to us from Ontario, Canada, where she completed her Master’s degree in honey bee behavioral genetics at Western University and served as the campus beekeeper. She then worked at the University of Guelph, reporting to the Ministry of Agriculture on the status and trends of bee health in Ontario.

ESHPA Board Meeting

The ESHPA summer board meeting will be held at Kutik’s Honey Farm, same address as the picnic the day before (July 26, 2019) at a time to be determined.   All members are welcome to come to the board meeting.