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Dr. Connor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
2015 July 14

At the Heartland Apicultural Society 2015 meeting in Albion, keynote speaker Dr. Lawrence John Connor received a pleasant surprise. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award given on behalf of the Michigan Beekeepers Association and the Heartland Apicultural Society for his work, “Mentoring the Next Generation of Queen Breeders”. A lifelong advocate of sustainable, practical and informed beekeeping practices, Dr. Connor continues to advise, educate and present on all subjects of beekeeping, including his acclaimed queen rearing workshops, regular articles authored for industry trade magazines and books that he continues to author and publish as senior partner at his publishing company, Wicwas Press LLC. After graciously accepting his award, Dr. Connor returned to the work at hand, guiding eager minds toward their aspirations and paving the way for future generations of beekeepers.

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Announcing the Prize Winners for Safe to Chew (2015 Wicwas Anthology)!

Wicwas Press, LLC is proud to announce the contest winners for Safe to Chew: An Anthology (previously Wicwas 2015 Anthology contest).

The Third Place Prize of $200 is awarded to Dr. Christian W. TwoRivers who tackles concepts of fear and freedom within a prison yard in his story, “Sharing a Cell”. The Second Place Prize of $300 goes to Tabitha Peyton Wood, whose story, “Smoke”, eloquently portrays the relationship between a woman and a girl, and how they find common ground over a shared love of bees. The First Place Winner who will receive a Grand Prize of $500 is Benjamin Hance, whose story, “It Takes Time to Build a Home”, beautifully captures the idea of building a family over generations through insights that only come from time experience the help of beekeeping.

Robert G. Muir, Randy Kim and Lawrence Connor of Wicwas Press, LLC selected the finalists to appear in the anthology out of a total of over 200 submissions and, together with guest judge Cindy Bee, selected the recipients of the awards.

These winning pieces, among over 60 other submissions, appear in Safe to Chew: An Anthology. Preorder your copy today!

Upcoming Programs

Date Title Location Registration
2015/10/09 — 2015/10/10 Tennessee Beekeepers Association Fall Conference 2390 Gainsboro Grade, Cookeville, TN 38501

Beekeeper Registration – PDF or Word

2015/10/24 Indiana State Beekeepers Fall Conference and Bee School Indianapolis, IN

Click here to register for the conference.

Click here to register for the bee school.

2015/10/31 OSBA Fall Conference Tolles Career Center – 7877 US Highway 42 S – Plain City OH 43064

See the Registration Packet for the conference schedule, mail in form and more details!


2015/11/06 — 2015/11/07 Mississippi Beekeepers Association Mississippi

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2015/11/17 — 2015/11/19 2015 California State Beekeeper's Association Sacramento, CA

PreRegistration Closes November 5, 2015

Download the registration form here.

2015/11/21 Southern New England Beekeepers Assembly 2015 Groton, CT

$50 Registration Until October 31st. $75 starting November 1st.

For people wishing to register