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Harrison County Bee Symposium

August 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


    “BEE SYMPOSIUM”                                            


            AUGUST  13, 2022



        550 GRANT STREET

        CADIZ,OHIO 43907


James L. Frazier – See Bio Attached


TALK“What’s Wrong with Our Bees?” My talkis on the history of CCD (Colony Collapse

Disorder), and our roles inthe research and summary of scientific literature leading to a current understandingof the environmental distribution and myriad sub-lethal impacts of pesticides, especiallythe neonicotinoids on honey bees and native pollinators. A suggested role for beekeepersto play in reversing the current situation and directly impacting the public toenforce changes will be presented.


Maryann Tomasko Frazier – See Bio Attached


TALK“Where The Wild Things Are”


   Building opens at 9:00 AM

        Coffee,tea, pastries

        SilentAuction sign-up and raffles


   Talks begin at 10:00 AM



   Light lunch will be served after talks and questions


   Silent auction and raffle results


Building is closed by 3:00PM.  This event will be held in a newlyrenovated building.  We look forward toseeing you there.


Please register by August 1, 2022


Call 740-346-5154 for registration, and/or questions.

There is a $5.00 Registration Fee per adult (18 and over).

Individual or group club checks may be mailed to:

Harrison County Beekeepers Association

447 Park Avenue, Cadiz, Ohio 43907

If you are unable to registerearly, fee will be $7.00 at the door.

                                                                        (Bios next page)


James L. Frazier

          Professor Emeritus

   Department of Entomology

  Center for Chemical Ecology

Center forPollinator Research

         The Pennsylvania State University

501 ASI Building

    University Park, PA 16802


Dr. Frazier is Professor Emeritus at Penn State University,retiring in 2014 after 25 years service. He

received his PhD in Entomology with a specialty in insectphysiology at the Ohio State University in 1970.

He went through the academic ranks at Mississippi StateUniversity from 1970 – 1980, was a Senior

Scientist at DuPont Agricultural Products from 1981-89, andwas Department Head at Penn State, leading

a transformative period for the department. Dr Frazier has abroad understanding of production

agriculture, integrated pest management, chemical ecology,and Entomology and has done consulting on

organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, and servedas an expert witness in legal cases involving

pollinators and pesticide impacts. Dr. Frazier has doneresearch on the chemical ecology of herbivorous

insects for most of his career, but has concentrated on theimpacts of pesticides on honey bees for the last

8 years together with Chris Mullin, Insect Toxicologist andMaryann Frazier, Senior Honeybee Extension

Specialist at Penn State. He has served on several nationallevel policy bodies, including the USDA-APHIS-

EPA National Stakeholder Conference on Bee Health (2011),the Pellston Conference on Pollinator Risk

Assessment (2010), and has been science advisor to theNational Honey Bee Advisory Board from 2009-

13. Dr. Frazier recently received the Friend of the IndustryAward from the National Honey Producers

Association (2014), and the Presidents Award and theHoopingarner Award from the National

Beekeeping Federation (2015). Dr. Frazier and his wifeMaryann received the Founders Award from the

Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, in 2016. Theyreside at their home in State College PA,

and have 3 grand children who reside in Vero Beach, FL.




Biographical Sketch

Maryann Tomasko Frazier

Maryann received her B. S. in Agriculture Education fromPenn State University in 1980. In 1983 she

completed a Masters of Agriculture in Entomology,specializing in apiculture. She has worked as the

assistant state apiary inspector in Maryland and for twoyears as a beekeeping specialist in Sudan and

later in Central America. For the past 27 years she held theposition of Senior Extension Associate in Penn

State’s Department of Entomology and had responsible forhoney bee extension throughout the state and

cooperatively across the Mid-Atlantic region. She has workedcollaboratively with members of PSU’s

Center for Pollinator Research (CPR) to understand howpesticides impact honey bees and other

pollinators. In addition, she has worked with a team of CPRand Kenyan researchers to understand the

impacts of Varroa mites on East African honey bee subspeciesand help Kenyan beekeepers become more

productive. She has taught courses in beekeeping, generalentomology and teacher education and has

participated in the Entomology Department’s innovativepublic outreach program. Maryann retired in

2016, but continues to keep bees, assist new beekeepers andorganize tours to Kenya for beekeepers and

others interested in experiencing the culture and keeping ofbees in East Africa.






August 13, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm