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

A discussion of re-queening and splitting of hives

In our current online education series, we have covered a series of topics important for the hobby beekeeper. This evening, our Education Committee team, Sara Cutrignelli and Arthur Kubogamell, discussed the merits of re-queening or splitting hives and so much more. Members are invited to attend the Zoom meetings. The video presentation is available for … Continue reading A discussion of re-queening and splitting of hives

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