Michael Joshin Thiele, Founder and President of Apis Arborea, has appeared in national and international magazines, books and films. He has presented his work at Harvard University & New York University, consulted for the USDA, and in 2006 developed the organization Gaia Bees to advance biodynamic practices in apiculture. Thiele founded Apis …
Amy represents Dalan, who recently announced the Vaccine for American Foul Brood. She is a field technician and leads beekeeper relations at Dalan. Previously, Amy spent 7 years with the USDA studying honeybee nutrition, microbiome, pathogens and toxin exposure. She holds a BS in Wildlife Conservation and Management and a …
Jennifer Radtke is a co-founder of BioFuel Oasis with over 18 years of beekeeping experience. She’s been teaching beekeeping classes for 13 years, and has published several articles in the American Bee Journal. She’s also a former Vice President of the ACBA and the author of a book on Bay Area beekeeping.
In this live presentation via Zoom, she will offer practical tips on how to prevent hive robbing as the summer dearth approaches. You’ll learn about robbing screens, entrance reducers, and why you shouldn’t “open feed” honey cappings to your bees! She’ll also answer any questions you have.
(Note that there is no additional in-person meeting in July.)
Of all colony loss causes, queen issues are second only to varroa… and while controlling mites is critical, it's almost as important for beekeepers to maintain sufficient queen resources to sustain our apiaries. In this this presentation, Greg will cover the why, when, and some of the hows to make …
September is our annual picnic! We have a lot to celebrate as a club. Come out to Jim’s wonderful ranch and enjoy fantastic food, camaraderie and bee chat! Jerry will be grilling up his famous Teriyaki Chicken and Sue will fix Cherry Chipotle baby back ribs and Tofu steaks. We'll also have honey tastings and a sell/swap table.
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This month, we'll have a panel discussion about preparing your bees for fall and winter. You’ll get advice from experienced members Sue Donahue, Catherine Edwards, Joan Houston, Andre Kruglikov and Alan Pryor. Bring your questions and ask the experts!
Join us in-person for a video presentation by Michael Palmer, “Sustainability through Vertical Beekeeping”. Michael has kept bees for nearly 50 years. He currently resides in St. Albans Vt. where his operation produces honey and bee colonies. About 25 years ago when raising queens, he had an epiphany. He will share his insights with us at the meeting.
Note the early start time of 6:45 PM.
Dr. Thomas D. Seeley is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University. He is based in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, where he teaches courses on animal behavior and does research on the behavior and social life of honey bees. His work is summarized in three books: Honeybee Ecology (1985), The Wisdom of the Hive (1995), and Honeybee Democracy (2010).
The presentation will be on the topic of Nature Based Beekeeping.