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Welcome Eastern Apicultural Society Conference 2013

Eastern Apicultural SocietyWest Chester, Pennsylvania, is delighted to be the hosting community for the Eastern Apicultural Society Conference, August 5-9, 2013.

Events open to the public on Wednesday, August 7, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The public is invited to two FREE events:

  • Well-Bee-ing: Your Move
  • Kids 'n' Bees

Hear from experts about how you can help honeybees stay happy and healthy, just as they do for us. Families can choose either simultaneous event, or kids may attend the supervised Kids 'n' Bees activities while adults attend Well-Bee-ing: Your Move.

Both events take place at Sykes Student Union, West Chester University, 110 West Rosedale Avenue (parking in rear).

Without honeybees, many of your favorite foods would cost a lot more – or disappear altogether. Honeybees are vital to our economy and food supply. By pollinating, they make everything from apples to pumpkins possible; the multi-billion dollar almond industry alone is totally dependent upon honeybees.  

About Well-Bee-ing: Your Move
Enjoy a panel discussion examining the progress of solving the mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder, responsible for a worldwide decline in the honeybee population.

The panel for this event includes

  • Brian Snyder, Executive Director of the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Douglas Tallamy, professor and author of Bringing Nature Home
  • Dennis van Engelsdorp, world-renowned honey bee expert.  

About Kids 'n' Bees
Free Baby Sitting? Sort of! Kids 'n' Bees is also from 7 to 8:30 pm and provides hands-on fun for kids aged 5 to 13 to learn how a bee makes honey; why bees buzz, and what a beekeeper wears so she doesn’t get stung. Parents may take part or check their children in to enjoy these activities while they attend Well Bee-ing: Your Move.

Outstanding young women selected as Honey Queens by the Pennsylvania Honey Queen program will supervise children through activities they’ve designed to share their knowledge about beloved honeybees.

Events are FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Dutch Gold Honey, Giant, and Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program. Contact Rachel Bryson, at for more information about the Kids’n’Bees event.

Eastern Apicultural Society is the largest noncommercial beekeeping organization in North America, with 26 member states/provinces in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1955, EAS is an international nonprofit educational organization for the education of beekeepers, Master Beekeeper certification, and excellence in bee research.

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We're sure EAS conference participants will enjoy West Chester. Visitors can plan their visit by reviewing the Visitors Guide. You will find that downtown West Chester is an easy walk from WCU. For those who prefer to stay at a hotel or B&B near WCU, try

You may even want to extend your stay and visit the many attractions the Brandywine Valley has to offer.

Anyone may request brochures about West Chester and the Brandywine Valley. Simply go to the E-Mail Signup and provide your contact information.

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Updated July 22, 2013



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