|October 12 Regular Meeting 7:30 pm Program at about 8pm||Jim Garcia, of Pirate Creek Bees. Jim manages five hundred or more hives for honey production and almond pollination contracts. He has been president of Delta beekeepers and is currently ACBA’s president|| Prepping Bees for the Bay-area Nectar Flow parallels Prepping Colonies for the Almond Pollination
How urban beekeepers can get a bees ready for bay-areas’ February nectar season
|October 19 7:30 PM Program
Research Entomologist with the USDA – Agricultural Research Service stationed at the Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Research Laboratory in Poplarville MS. Prior to starting his position at TCSHL in early 2020, he was a Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager in the Bee Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Mike also earned his PhD in Entomology at the University of Minnesota with a focus on honey bee diseases.
|Social Immunity for Honey Bee Health.
I will present findings from cell-based and colony-level investigations two examples of social immunity, social fever and resin collection.
Regular Meeting 7:30 pm Program at about 8pm
|Chef Sue Donahue,
veteran beekeeper, ACBA secretary, and winner in the honey-dessert contest at the Alameda County Fair.Sue began cooking professionally around age twelve. Her credentials now include a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management, and Working Chef Certification with American Culinary Federation and State of California. After a stint with Alice Waters, she bolted in favor of a whole-life that includes hotel-chef work, kids, dogs, friends, beekeeping and a good rally somewhere.
|Cooking and Baking with Honey
Sue will give a little background on some histories of honey with Chefs and it’s uses in cuisine and culinary arts.
Program at 7:30 pm
Asian giant hornet outreach and education specialist at the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Graduate of University of Nebraska – Lincoln emphasizing soil and water science. Embarked on a career in natural resources and degraded wetland restoration with the National Park Service and State Agricultural Departments. Taught K-2 in the Rosebud Reservation, before moving to Washington and joining the Pest Program with WSDA. Her background in environment and ability to teach drew her to become an outreach specialist emphasizing on Asian giant hornet.
|Asian Giant Hornet Introduction
-Biology, Threat identification, Beekeeper Specific Information, and AGH look-alikes.
Four or five nests have been tracked down and eradicated as of the beginning of October ’21, according to news reports.
Honey tasting Show-and-tell
|In-Person for vaccinated members
Assuming COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
CDC recommendations on masking, etc. apply
|December 21||No Third-Tuesday program
|January 11||Phil Stob
||Swarm Traps / Bait-Hives
Freebie free bees lured to your yard.
|February 8||Jerry Przybylski
||Swarm Collecting, the Swarm-List, and Serving our Community
|March 8||Dr. Brian Johnson, UC Davis
||Honey Bee Biology
Workshops are as yet unscheduled.