When most of the nation was otherwise busy on November 3rd, we had the great pleasure of hosting Professional Apiculturist, Queen Honey Bee Breeder and owner of Zia Queenbees, Melanie Kirby. In 2019, she was selected for one of only five internationally-awarded Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowships and we were delighted that she shared with us her passion of bee breeding, its origin and adaptation, along with snapshots of her projects from around the world. It was a smaller audience than usual, but only because we promised to record the presentation for those that couldn't make it on this particular day!

We had an interesting Q+A at the end of the presentation - which is always a great way for new and seasoned beekeepers to share tips and information with each other. Come along to one of our meetings and find out more about Gilroy Beekeepers Association!

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