Harrison County Bee Symposium
August 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
HARRISON COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION INTRODUCES
AUGUST 13, 2022
HARRISONCOUNTY FAIR GROUNDS
550 GRANT STREET
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
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
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.
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.