Organic/Sustainable Beekeeping Seminar, Kim Flottum / Dr. Kirsten Traynor

Saturday  30 March  2019  8:30 AM    Saturday  30 March  2019 5:00 PM
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We are fortunate to have been able to get TWO internationally known beekeeping experts to attend this all day seminar on organic/sustainable beekeeping.

  • Kim Flottum has been the Editor of the monthly magazine Bee Culture for over 30 years and 4 years ago launched BEEKeeping Your First Three Years, a quarterly how-to magazine aimed specifically at beginners. During that time he has written 8 books, covering beginning, intermediate and advanced beekeeping skills and has edited more than a dozen books by other authors. He is an invited international speaker and  the retired Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Apiculture Society, and past President of the Connecticut and Ohio State Beekeeping Associations. He and his wife Kathy have gardens, chickens, bees and cats at home to keep them busy. Mr. Flottum currently resides in Ohio.

  • Dr. Kirsten Traynor earned her PhD in biology from Arizona State University and has received the prestigious German Chancellor Scholarship from the Humboldt Foundation in 2006-2007. She is the author of several books and 50+ published articles in national and international magazines on beekeeping. While a grad student, she spent almost a year in Avignon, France in the lab of Dr. Yves Le Conte as a Fulbright Fellow. She then investigated how pesticides impact honey bee health as a post doc at the University of Maryland in the lab of Dr. vanEngelsdorp. From 2015-2017 she edited Bee World, published by the International Bee Research Association. She is a former editor of the American Bee Journal (November  2017-December 2018). Dr. Traynor currently resides in Maryland and operates Flickerwood Apiary, a boutique honey bee operation that specializes in producing high quality nucleus colonies, locally adapted queens, and gourmet honey.  

Don't miss this rare NC appearance of two internationally known experts in the field of organic/sustainable beekeeping. 

The planned format is for TWO 90 minute segments by each speaker, with a short recess between each segment.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration

8:30 AM - 10 AM - Speaker #1

10 AM - 10:30 AM - Break

10:30 AM - 12 Noon - Speaker #2

12 Noon - 1:30 PM - Lunch - See eating areas below

!:30 PM - 3 PM - Speaker # 1 again - different topic

3 PM - 3:30 PM - Break

3:30 PM - 5 PM - Speaker #2 again - different topic

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The university caferia (Marshbanks Dining Hall) is an easy walk to the auditorium and has a wide variety of food at reasonable prices, and there are other eating places within a short walk on campus, or within a couple of miles by vehicle. The Buffet is $8.75 per person.

Coming from out of town. There are several hotels within a few minutes of the campus.

Registration begins at 7:30 AM. Seating is First Come, First Serve.


Lynch Auditorium has a seating capacity of about 200.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, but each person attending, regardless of age, must have a paid ticket.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is ample parking near the auditorium.


What can I bring into the event?

No eating or drinking is allowed in the seating area of the auditorium. You can bring snacks or lunch, but it must be consumed outside the auditorium area.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send email to for questions or additional information. Emails answered within 36 hours (usually much less)


What's the refund policy?

You can request a refund for your ticket up to seven days before the event.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

The printed ticket is not necessary, but it may reduce check in time if there is a problem.


Can I update my registration information?

You can update your registration information up to 7 days before the event by sending an email to


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Your ticket is transferrable. If transferred, the recipient must present the original ticket with the name of the original purchaser of the ticket.




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Campbell University
Lundy-Fetterman School of Business - 165 Dr. McKoy Rd, Buies Creek, 27506, NC, United States
Campbell University
Lundy-Fetterman School of Business - 165 Dr. McKoy Rd, Buies Creek, 27506, NC, United States
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