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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 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 Lamoille County Beekeepers
      137 Main St. , Stowe VT 05672
      March 21, 2015, 8:00 am

      On March 21st, Ross Conrad will teach a day-long natural beekeeping seminar on organic beekeeping in partnership with the Lamoille County Beekeepers. This workshop will take place from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM in the basement meeting room of the Stowe Community Church. Cost to register is $50, including snacks and a locally-sourced lunch. Registration ends February 12th.

    • Ross Conrad at the Montshire Museum
      1 Montshire Road, Norwich VT 05055
      April 4, 2015, 9:00 am

      On April 4th, Ross Conrad and Penn State Professor and honey bee researcher Mary Ann Frazier will explore the relationship between pesticides and honey bee health in an all-day workshop at the Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT. This event is sponsored by the Sierra Club. More info to come.

    • Ross Conrad at Bennington County Beekeepers Association
      325 North Street, Bennington VT 05201
      April 16, 2015, 7:00 pm

      On April 16th, Ross Conrad will teach a workshop on the The Five "P's"of beekeeping - Pests, Pathogens, Poor Nutrition, Pedigree, and Pesticides. This event is sponsored by the Bennington County Beekeepers Association and runs from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

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

      On May 9th and 10th, Ross Conrad will teach a two-day intensive Organic Beekeeping for Beginners class at Metta Earth Institute. Cost to register is $110 per person and includes a second edition copy of "Natural Beekeeping."

    • 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. The workshop will run from 9-5:00 PM and cost $50 to attend.

    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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