April 24, 2018

Roberta Glatz: The Biology of Swarming

Please join us for a timely presentation by Roberta Glatz on ‘Why & How Honey Bees Swarm and What You Can Do About It’. Roberta is returning to the club to share her knowledge of the biology of honey bees and what we as beekeepers can do to influence our colonies when it comes to swarming.

About the Speaker
Roberta is currently a member of a 12 person panel for the NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets, she is on the Apiary Industry Advisory Commission. She is a Master Beekeeper with the Eastern Apicultural Society and a member of the Catskill Mountain and Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Associations.

She is a past President of the Empire State Honey Producers Association. She was named Empire State Beekeeper of the Year and was a visiting fellow in Apicultural Research at Cornell University where she worked with Dr. Morris on squash bee research.

In her most active beekeeping years she was a sideline honey producer managing approximately 125 colonies. A life long teacher, Roberta is no longer a honey producer, instead, she continues to research honey bees and share some of what she’s learned over the years with others such as with BYBA. Please join us to learn from this icon of beekeeping knowledge.