Treatment-free Varroa Control – Ross Conrad

Ross Conrad learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world renowned beekeeper and founder of Champlain Valley Apiaries in Vermont.  Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeeper's Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping, author of 'Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture' published by Chelsea … Continue reading Treatment-free Varroa Control – Ross Conrad

Miticides affecting Honey Bee Queens – Dr. Liz Walsh

We were delighted to hear Dr. Liz Walsh share her insightful and fun presentation on the interesting ways that miticides impact adult honey bee queens. In her postdoc research for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Liz is looking into in-hive pesticides, such as active ingredients in miticides, and how they impact queen health, physiology, and behavior. … Continue reading Miticides affecting Honey Bee Queens – Dr. Liz Walsh

Swarm Essentials by Stephen Repasky

Despite the raging snowstorm and recovering from about of this year's pandemic, Stephen Repasky, owner of both Meadow Sweet Apiaries and Bee Control Pittsburgh, gave a mighty presentation on the ecology, management and sustainability of swarms. He concluded his time with the group by addressing a number of interesting questions from the audience and we … Continue reading Swarm Essentials by Stephen Repasky