The spring meeting in New Bern will offer us a unique opportunity to hear what speakers have to say about the world of apiculture. Dr. Judy Wu-Smart joins us from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Judy is well known in the industry and speaks on various topics including the effects of pesticides, heive health, and pollinators in general. She is a force in beekeeping education and has worked will all the pillars of the beekeeping community. For our traditionalists, we have the America’s beekeeping professor, Dr. Dewey Caron. Dewey has been working with bees, education, and research for over 50 years and is the author of “Beekeeping Biology” – a book all those working toward their master beekeeping certification will recognize. Dewey will mainstage speak and offer a workshop plus be available to sign and personalize his book, plus discuss bees with you in person. Also, we have Leigh Kathryn Bonner, who founded Bee Downtown to save the dwindling honeybee population while simultaneously providing corporations with a novel approach to sustainability. He focus installs and maintains beehives on corporate campuses, and working with industry such as Delta Airlines, Chick-Fil-A and IBM. as clients. Main stage talks will also include an update from out state Apiary Inspectors, Dr. David Tarpy of NSCU, a full session on the NC Born & Bred, NSCBA updates and a plethora of other learning opportunities.
Our workshops, as always, will host a variety of information. We are focused on our region and will have talks on varroa, treatments, bear fences, the business of bees, beekeeping husbandry, queen rearing, and many other interesting opportunities. Finally, we are going to try something new – works shops from a distance where we will video conference in speakers live to teach and share vital information helping us keep our bees healthy! Stay tuned for a complete schedule, to be published very shortly! Thanks!
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