NY BEE WELLNESS ZOOM WEBINAR
When: May 24th, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time
You must register at least 1 hour before the webinar begins!
Topic: Dr. Ernesto Guzman – Current Research
Dr. Guzman is author or co-author of more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and is recognized as a world authority in honey bee breeding and parasitic diseases of bees.
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY POLLEN COLLECTION PROJECT NEEDS CITIZEN SCIENTISTS!
A pollen nutritional composition database is being developed by researchers from Oregon State University. If you’re interested in collecting pollen (from your bees or other floral sources) and submitting it to OSU, view this video:
Use this spreadsheet to track samples:
Contact Wendi Gilson WendiGilson@yahoo.ca for the 8-page PDF on pollen collection methods
And contact Jen Larsen Jen.Larsen@oregonstate.edu prior to shipping any samples.
FIELD DAYS / APIARY VISITS WITH WENDI GILSON – Next one is May 22nd
Contact Wendi for more info or if you want to attend or host: WendiGilson@yahoo.ca
RECORDING OF RECENT NY BEE WELLNESS WEBINAR AVAILABLE
EXCELLENT INFORMATION! https://youtu.be/N4ALfqq3GT8
“Know your enemy: Understanding Varroa mites” by Dr. David Peck
00:52 – Learning objectives; Why study Varroa?
2:32 – Historical spread of Varroa
7:44 – Biology of Varroa
16:32 – Virus Transmission
21:07 – Year round mite control; vertical & horizontal transmission
34:46 – Mite jumping onto bee from flower
42:00 – Monitoring
47:26 – Mite diagnosis
51:20 – Control
1:04:12 – Questions
DIAGNOSTIC LAB RE-OPENS
(BC Ministry of Agriculture)
The lab in Abbotsford is again accepting mail-in bee samples for disease diagnosis (Nosema, AFB, EFB, etc.); however, due to a backlog, individual beekeepers are ask to submit a limited number of samples. Only submit sample(s) when there is suspicion of disease.
WORKSHOP DAY(S) WITH RANDY CHURCHILL – ASSEMBLE YOUR OWN HIVE(S)!
Available dates: Contact Randy for next available dates
POSSIBLE TO COMPLETE AN ENTIRE HIVE IN ONE SESSION – ASK RANDY!
Day 1 (09:00 – 15:00) – assemble and finish / paint hive boxes
Day 2 (09:00 – 15:00) – assemble frames and other components
The workshop: Heated, with bathroom, social distancing (max 4 participants at dedicated tables with social distancing; masks as required). Located at 5007 Willis Way Courtenay (south off Huband Rd.)
Bring: Safety glasses, lunch, clothes to get dirty.
*All participants must present a BC Double Vaccinated Passport at start of Day 1*
Pre-purchase hive kits: When you sign up, we can discuss hive components and your building goals. (Either pre-purchase from a local vendor who will deliver to workshop for you, or bring your own wood components from other sources.)
Workshop fee: Cost of one extra box kit (about $25).
Send your name, phone number, beekeeping history (none required), preferred date, and any special considerations or accommodations.
NATIVE PLANTS FOR POLLINATOR HABITAT
HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A BEEKEEPER?
Wendi Gilson is offering a hands-on, 8-month program, “Introduction to Beekeeping”. The training will take place on the 3rd Sunday afternoon of each month, from March to October, in her bee yards in the vicinity of Cumberland.
START DATE: Registrations closed for 2022; Course fee $400
Questions? Contact Wendi: WendiGilson@yahoo.ca
There is also a mentor-based support group on social media (search Black Horse Apiary Mentorship Group).
INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING WEBINAR, HOSTED BY PAUL VAN WESTENDORP
USUALLY OFFERED IN FEBRARY EACH YEAR (2022 course dates were Feb 5, 12, 19 and 26th)
This course is offered for free and is open to anyone. It covers a full range of topics related to bee biology, beekeeping management, disease diagnosis and controls. The course involves four webinar sessions on consecutive Saturday mornings from 0900 – 1130 (PST). Prior to each session, registrants will receive an email with suggested reading materials and references. Sessions are recorded and available for one month afterward (to registered participants only). If you wish to be notified when course details and registration become available in 2023, please submit an email with your name, email address and location to: Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bee courses (Bee Master course NOT offered in 2022):
Other Min Agriculture beekeeping resources: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/animals-and-crops/animal-production/bees