The only COVID requirements is that people wear face masks unless they are eating or drinking. Zoom will run concurrently for those who wish to participate remotely. This is an open meeting, focusing on seasonal issues, Q&A, and members can bring in items for a “show & tell” discussion. Also a Zoom presentation on AmericanContinue reading “We’re back! Starting with our March 17th meeting, we will be gathering at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.”
Topics: Elections to our board. Followed by GHBA member, Bogdan Jakubowski, who shares his apiary experiments with different hive types, & avoiding chemicals & plastic foundation. Bodgan discusses his successes and failures and how he cares for his bees.
Dr. Jennings is a Professor of Biotechnology at Fanshawe College. He presents an overview of their honey research from 2017 to 2021. It started with the examination of Ontario honeys and their healing properties. The healing properties of honey were measured by peroxide value. They examined the effect of temperature and light on honey storage. PollenContinue reading “Thurs. Jan. 20 – Zoom – Dr. Michael Jennings”
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”
Dr. Jennings is a Professor of Biotechnology at Fanshawe College. He presents an overview of their honey research from 2017 to 2021. It started with the examination of Ontario honeys and their healing properties. The healing properties of honey were measured by peroxide value. We also examined the effect of temperature and light on honey storage.Continue reading “Thurs. Jan. 20 – Zoom – Dr. Michael Jennings”
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”