2020 Speakers List

Here is a consolidated list of our Speakers for 2020, check back frequently for updates. (updated 2/1/20)

Beginner Hour is from 6-7pm; Guest Speakers begin at 7pm

February 11: Erik Newquist the owner of Aesir Meadery in Everett & will be talking about on mead making and…maybe some mead tasting (for those with valid IDs). He will also be taking sign-ups for some of his mini mead-making classes that will happen at a later date. There will be a fee for those classes if anyone is interested in them.

March 10: Ramesh Sagili is an Associate Professor of Apiculture at OSU, his talk is titled: Honey Bee Nutrition: What we know and what we need to know

April 14: Everett Chu runs Azusa Farm & Gardens in Mount Vernon (https://www.azusagardens.com) & has been known to bring some beautiful plants to past presentations. His talk is titled Gardening for Pollinators

May 12: Dr. Jennifer Han & Dr. Nick Naeger from the WSU Honey Bee and Pollinator Research facility will be joining us to share their latest research. Jennifer will be giving us an update on her research trying to select for strains of Metarhizium fungus to kill varroa mites & Nick will be updating us on his research in conjunction with Paul Stamets regarding mushroom extracts in order to treat viral diseases of bees.

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