Next GHBA meeting is Thursday Jan. 20, 2022. See you then.
Topics: How to how to successfully over winter bees, which insulating technique he considers the best, how and when to move hives to a new location, the new building project, and answering any question the members may have. Paul has managed the Honey Bee Research Centre since 1987. His primary role at the centre is toContinue reading “Thurs. Nov 18 – Zoom Paul Kelly guest speaker”
Various topics – 30 minutes at the beginning for club matters – 2022 budget, donations, Feb. elections, hybrid meetings. Followed by: Getting bees ready to survive winter. Hive food stores, Small Hive Beetle, Mites, insulating the hive etc.
Open Zoom meeting. Seasonal issues, Q&A, etc. 7:30 pm start. Members can share any bee experiences that they have had or get answers to their questions.
Guest speaker is Rodney Richardson from the University of Maryland. He will explain the landscape effects on colony growth and identifying pollen species with hi-tech DNA methods. Dr. Richardson is an assistant professor of molecular ecology at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Laboratory. He has broad interests in applying molecular methodsContinue reading “Thurs Aug 19 meeting”
Members can share any bee experiences that they have had or get answers to their questions. Don will share 2 recent experiences: 1 Catching swarms in bait boxes. 2 Relocating a hive on the same property.
“Honey bee swarming: a lesson in cooperation and group decision-making.” Perhaps we humans can learn something about cooperation and peaceful decision-making from our bees! Dr. Gard Otis studies the ecology, behaviour and evolution of honey bees and butterflies. His early passion was birds, but as a student at Duke University he “discovered” insects as researchContinue reading “June 17 Guest speaker – Dr. Gard Otis”
“How to get started keeping bees,” a special zoom meeting hosted by Don, targeted for beginner beekeepers! This meeting will start at 6 pm & run until 7:15 pm. Have a question on beekeeping? Bring it on! Our regular meeting will be an open question & answer meeting. No guest speaker this week. Start timeContinue reading “May 20 – Bonus 2 meetings!”
Paul Kozak, Provincial Apiarist for Ontario, based in Guelph, Ontario with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, will be the guest speaker. He will provide updates on: Varroa Mites – treatments, sampling and monitoring, Small Hive Beetle, presence in around Hamilton, the rest of Ontario, Registration and permit requirements.
Open meeting – no speaker. Discussion of ““Keeping Pest and Pathogens of Honey Bees in Check”-by Medhat Nasr; a NY Bee Wellness webinar. Don will provide various slides from the talk & lead the discussion. Please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRAgHq5QJ8E .