Dewey Caron: Working toward Natural/Treatment-free Colony Management
How natural was your beekeeping and mite control this season? What can still be done before next season? Developing a pathway to improve bee health with reduced losses while working toward treatment-free colony management.
About the Speaker
Dr Dewey M. Caron is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University. He spent 40+ years teaching, doing bee extension and bee research at Cornell (1967-70), University of MD, College Park (1970-1981) and University of DE, Newark DE (1981-2009).
With retirement in 2009, he moved to Portland, Oregon to be closer to 5 grandkids. He spends 3-4 months each year in Bolivia, where he keeps Africanized bees and teaches beekeeping (in Spanish). The rest of the year he is in the northern hemisphere; his 5 backyard colonies in Tigard OR are docile European bees.
He keeps active giving Bee Short Courses and lectures to various bee clubs and state organizations. He continues active in EAS having been President (1986), Director (both from MD and DE), Chairman of the EAS Board for 8 years, Chair of several Board committees and currently is Advisor for EAS Master Beekeeper program. He was program and Short Course chair for 2016 New Jersey and Program Chair for 2017 Delaware. He was WAS President for the 2010 WAS meeting in Salem, has been OR Board representative and is assisting with the 2019 Program and meeting.
Once an annual “regular” to BYBA, he returns after several years this fall.