Bill Hesbach: Over-wintering
In this talk Bill will cover thermoregulation during the winter months and discuss insulation and ventilation, two different methods beekeepers use, and how they differ in both principle and effect. Questions will be welcomed during the presentation.
About the Speaker
Bill Hesbach is an EAS certified Master Beekeeper and a graduate of the University of Montana’s master beekeeping program. He is an active educator in local area bee clubs and the president of the Connecticut Queen Breeders Cooperative. For the past several years, Bill has been both presenter and leader of the BYBA pre-meeting covering timely ‘special topics’ before the monthly meetings. In addition to running Wing Dance Apiary where he produces artisanal honey, he is an author and his writings on different aspects of beekeeping can be found in Bee Culture, ABJ and Bee Craft magazines. He is an advocate of sustainable beekeeping and assists the Connecticut Beekeepers Association in their statewide efforts to educate beekeepers. Among his many interests in beekeeping, bee biology and two-queen systems are among his favorites. As a bee ambassador, Bill conducts educational seminars in local schools, area universities, and other regional bee clubs.