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 .
Guest speaker: Erica Shelley, PhD. Topic: The 10 Year Journey of a Beekeeper: From Treatment Free to Developing New Treatment Systems Using Fungi. Brief bio: Erica has taught beekeeping courses in Waterloo region, including at Conestoga College, manages bees for several companies including Manulife and the Kitchener Library, and performs cut-outs using a bee vacuum.Continue reading “Feb. 18th zoom meeting details”
In person meetings have been replaced by Zoom meetings. Thursday Jan. 21 7:30pm. Guest speaker, Rick Pacini of City Boy Honey has been Beekeeping since 2015. He started out that June purchasing two nucs and has expanded to over 50 colonies without ever buying any additional bees. His losses during these years average below 4% with mostContinue reading “Jan 2021 Monthly Meeting”
Thursday May 21st, 7:30pm This meeting will be held online via Zoom
Due to Provincial Orders regarding COVID-19, our April meeting will be a conference call this Thursday April 9th at 7:30 pm using ZOOM. Iain will send out access details in his monthly email. If you are not on the distribution list and would like to participate, please email Roy at email@example.com
Our March Monthly meeting is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, we will be holding future meetings online until in-person meetings are able to resume
George Scott will speak to our club how to use a predatory mite Stratiolaelaps scimitus to attack the varroa mite. The asian hornet now in our area and how to deal with them. How combined chemicals in water are killing our bees. Further info here.