Jennifer Tsuruda, Clemson, on Behavioral resistance to Varroa
Dr. Tsuruda’s research is to identify honeybee behavior and genes that appear to make some bees better groomers than others. The good groomers are better at ridding their bodies and hives of Varroa mites.
Brenna Traver, Penn State, on Honey Bee Pathogens
Brenna will have her latest findings from her research on various pathogens & stresses of the honey bee.
Anne Frey on Mistakes in Beekeeping
E.A.S. Master Beekeeper and past president of the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association will share common and sometimes amusing mistakes beekeepers might make.
Dinner & Silent Auction
BYBA’S Annual Potluck Dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:00 PM in the Community room of the Norfield Church. We will have food sign-up sheets at the General Meetings in April and May, or you can email Patty at email@example.com to sign up.
There will be sign-up sheets for different dishes, such as Protein, Carbohydrate, Salad/Vegetable, and Dessert. If you would like to attend and not bring a dish, we are asking for a $15 contribution to help cover other costs associated with the dinner. We suggest that what you prepare makes 8 servings.
This evening is a wonderful way for everyone to participate and get to know fellow members. Everyone is guaranteed to have a good time! This year will be even better if you are a part of it. The BYBA Board is putting together the activities for the evening and if you would like to chip in and help please let us know!
We will also be having the scintillating Silent Auction where we invite members to donate items in good quality, not necessarily bee keeping related, but that is certainly wonderful too! You may contact Jerry Goodwin firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to donate items prior to the dinner.
James Wilkes on Hive Tracks: Using Technology for Record Keeping
Developer of the beekeeping record keeping program will discuss how you can utilize technology to your advantage in the bee yard.
Roberta Glatz, NYS, on Bee Stings & What You Can Do About It
Ms.Glatz will share her wisdom & expertise on Bee Stings & what you can do about it.
Dr.John Boyce M.D., Yale on Honey as Medicine
Dr. Boyce will explore the many & varied uses of honey in health and medicine.
Jonathan Snow, PhD. Barnard on Housewarming: Thermoregulation in Honey Bee Colonies
Dr. Snow will explain how Honey bees regulate the temperature within the hive despite the outside ambient temperature & what they need to be such excellent heating & cooling specialists.
Alison Gillespie, author Hives in the City
Author Ms. Gillespie will share with us her insights on urban beekeeping and the unique beekeepers she met while doing research for her acclaimed book.