Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 14
Studio One, 365 45th St, Oakland, at 7:00 p.m.
Bomb vs Bond: Treatment vs Non-Treatment with M.E.A. McNeil
M.E.A. McNeil, MFA, Master Beekeeper, illustrator, has in the past twelve years written of over 70 articles in the American Bee Journal, and another seven articles in Bee Culture magazine.She and husband Jerry Draper own a small farm in Marin County where they keep their bees. They are active in the Marin beekeeping association, and the Marin Split Squad natural-selection beekeeping organization.
M.E.A has done extensive research on approaches for the long-term goal of rearing survivor stock and controlling the Varroa destructor mite. She will discuss “Bomb vs Bond,” that is, bomb with miticides or live and let die. She’ll share a holistic look at the system of chemical treatments, IPM (Integrated Pest Management), and non-chemical management techniques. Join us on Tuesday, August 14th, to learn about the variety of interventions, and come prepared to get your questions answered.