May Meeting – Improving Efficiency of Varroa Treatments
May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6pm Beginner Hour
Dr. Brandon Hopkins, Associate Professor at WSU will be presenting a talking on using brood breaks to improve the efficiency of Varroa Mite Treatments. Dr. Hopkins received his PhD from WSU and had worked on cryogenic preservation of bee semen in order to improve breeding stocks in the Us and on overwintering hives in climate controlled buildings to improve winter survival. Saffet Sansar is a current graduate student at WSU in Brandon’s lab. Saffet will be presenting a talk titled “Potential for pesticide protection with carbon chemistry
Our monthly meetings are free of charge and open to the public
Our beginner hour is aimed primarily at beekeepers in their first few seasons of beekeeping and we cover seasonal & local topics, trying to keep as much time for Q&A as possible. (We also offer classes for those who are not yet keeping bees and/or are starting out)
We also have experienced beekeepers available to talk during the break between the beginner hour and speaker for any questions we couldn’t get to.
Experienced beekeepers are encouraged to attend to share their perspectives and help our new beekeepers along.