ACORN Conference Program

All Workshops

Pests and Diseases in Hive Management

Monday, November 27, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   

Jerry will overview and share his perspective and approach to common pests and diseases to watch out for in caring for your bees as livestock with a focus on prevention, restoring and maintaining the overall health of of your hives.

Beginner
MacDonald Room

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The Butcher’s Dilemma - Part I

Wednesday, November 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   

This workshop will focus on the past and current state of affairs in the meat retail industry. Andrew will talk about how and why certain parts of the industry are being attacked and give answers for how to sell meat through the most efficient style of butcher shop. He will also discuss how the farmers and butchers of today need to focus on our country's education system to help explain the impacts that our everyday food choices have on the environment and the economy.

Intermediate
MacDonald Room

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The Butcher’s Dilemma - Part II

Wednesday, November 29, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   

Part II delves into the future of the meat industry and how Atlantic Canadian producers can continue to be part of the national conversation. With Amazon buying Whole Foods, and Google and Walmart teaming up, the transition has begun from our current style of shopping in urban areas to having food delivered to homes on the cheap. Places like Memphis Meats are focused on stem cell research for deathless meat, hoping to gain the ethical upper hand on the farming community. Bring your ideas and thoughts for solutions!

Intermediate
MacDonald Room

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Responsible Beekeeping

Wednesday, November 29, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM   

Join expert beekeeper Jerry Draheim as he outlines considerations for raising bees responsibly.  Covering the basics of beekeeping including life cycle, hive site selection, monitoring colony temperament, equipment requirements and resources to guide you to healthy and productive hives.   

All Levels
MacDonald Room

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