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Ross Conrad

Ross Conrad learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world-renowned beekeeper and founder of Champlain Valley Apiaries in Vermont. Former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, Conrad is a regular contributor to Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping. Ross has led bee related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His small beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, supplies friends, neighbors, and local stores with honey and candles among other bee related products, and provides bees for Vermont apple pollination in spring.

    Ross's Upcoming Events

    • Ross Conrad at PASA Farming for the Future Conference
      215 Innovation Boulevard , State College PA 16803
      February 6, 2015, 4:10 pm

      Ross Conrad will lead multiple beekeeping workshops at the PASA Farming for the Future Conference on February 4th-7th. This conference will be hosted at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA. Conrad's workshop will focus on working with honey bee queens, organic beekeeping for beginners and apitherapy.

    • Ross Conrad at the Natural Beekeeping Symposium
      Temple University , Philadelphia PA 19122
      February 8, 2015, 10:00 am

      Ross Conrad will be the featured speaker at the 5th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium on February 8th at Temple University. The cost of attendance ranges from $20 for Philadelphia Beekeeping guild members, $30 for non-members and $15 for Temple students. Click the following EventBrite link to register:

    • Ross Conrad at Eco-Farm Day
      805 Brookdale Ave, Cornwall Ontario K6J 4P3
      February 28, 2015, 8:30 am

      Ross Conrad will teach a workshop on organic approaches to keeping bees healthy at the 31st Annual Eco-Farm Day, presented by the Canadian Organic Growers in Cornwall, Ontario. This presentation on February 28th at the Ramada Inn will cover the primary reasons for high winter losses and offer organic options to solve them: Varroa mites, Nosema, American Foul Brood, Poor Nutrition, Genetic bottlenecks, and Pesticides.

    • Ross Conrad at the Grafton Nature Museum
      397 Main St., Chester VT 05143
      March 14, 2015, 9:00 am

      On March 14th, Ross Conrad will lead a workshop on health and healing with products from the hive, or apitherapy, in Grafton, VT. This event will take place from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Newsbank Conference Room at the Nature Museum. This workshop will cover the creation, harvesting, processing and uses (mostly medical) of Pollen, Propolis, Honey, Beeswax, Royal Jelly, and Honey Bee Venom.

    • Ross Conrad at Metta Earth Institute
      334 Geary Rd S, Lincoln VT 05443
      May 9, 2015, 9:00 am

      Ross Conrad will teach a two-day, all day intensive Organic Beekeeping For Beginners class at Metta Earth Institute on May 9-10. More information to come.

    • Ross Conrad at Metta Earth Institute
      334 Geary Rd S, Lincoln VT 05443
      May 23, 2015, 9:00 am

      Ross Conrad will teach an Advanced Organic Beekeeping class all day on May 23rd at the Metta Earth Institute in Lincoln, VT. More information to come!

    Ross's Books

    Natural Beekeeping, Revised and Expanded Edition

    Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

    Best practices for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with strategies for controlling mites, selective breeding for resistant bees, and more -- now in full color with updated information.

    Natural Beekeeping Book & DVD Set

    In this set, which includes the new, full-color, Natural Beekeping, Revised and Expanded Edition, and a DVD workshop, Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive, all of which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way.

    Natural Beekeeping with Ross Conrad (DVD)

    This filmed workshop follows Ross Conrad through the dos and don'ts of natural beekeeping, and offers practical information -- including details on apitherapy, the use of bee products in medicinal healing -- every aspiring beekeeper needs to know.

    Natural Beekeeping

    Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

    Long-term organic solutions for healthy beehives.


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