Trevor Qualls

Trevor QuallsTrevor Qualls is owner of Bon Aqua Springs Apiaries and Woodenware. He is a member of the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association, Columbia Area Beekeepers Association and Vice President of the Three Rivers Beekeepers Association (of Dickson, TN). He lectures and speaks throughout Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, Florida and Alabama to various beekeeping associations, lawn and garden shows, agricultural groups, and at Walter T. Kelley’s Field Day in Kentucky.

For the past five years, Trevor has assisted beekeepers throughout the US in maintaining their hives. He remains committed to chemical free beekeeping and designing and building woodenware.

Learn more about Trevor and Bon Aqua Springs Apiaries at www.basprings.com.

John Seaborn

John SeabornJohn started working bees in the early 1950’s at the age of six with both his dad and granddad. From that time on he was hooked on bees.

The years of the 1980’s and the 1990’s were hard for John. He lost most of his artificially enlarged 5.4mm bees. Then in the year 2000, he acquired two wild feral colonies of the natural size 4.9mm bees. He began to see the difference between the 5.4mm and the 4.9mm bees.

John has served for two terms as vice president of the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association and also on the board of directors. Since 2011, he has served as president of the Three Rivers Beekeepers Association (of Dickson, TN). He is a member of the Tennessee Beekeepers Association and the Georgia Beekeepers Association, plus three other beekeeping clubs. John is the spokesman for his wife’s beekeeping business, Wolf Creek Apiaries LLC, home of the natural 4.9mm bees.

Learn more about John and Wolf Creek Apiaries at www.wolfcreekbees.com.

Jon Zawislak

Jon ZawislakJon is the apiculture specialist for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.  He has enjoyed working with honey bees since 1998, and is equally at home in the bee yard, the laboratory or the classroom.  Each year he facilitates numerous workshops and short courses for new and experienced beekeepers, around Arkansas and beyond.  An enthusiastic teacher, he emphasizes understanding the biology and behavior of our busy little friends, and keeping them healthy without relying on harmful pesticides.   He also works to spread the word about the importance of pollinators to the non-beekeeping public.  Jon has a masters degree in entomology, and is a certified Master Beekeeper of the Eastern Apiculture Society.  He and his family operate Walnut Valley Honey Farm in Little Rock, Arkansas, producing good products from the hive, and supplying pollinators to area community gardens.