Special Event: Friday, April 5 at 7:30pm
Tom Seeley: The Beehive as Information Center
The ACBA and Mt. Diablo Beekeepers Association are co-hosting a talk by Thomas D. Seeley, the researcher who studies how honey bees communicate and make decisions. Tom, a professor at Cornell, will talk about “The Beehive as Information Center.” He’ll explain how the colony sends out the optimum number of foragers to gather enough food with the right nutritional mix.
Members of the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers Association and the Alameda County Beekeepers Association receive a discounted price of $10, but these tickets are limited and will only be sold until March 26. The event is at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703. There is free parking and the campus is fully accessible. Get your tickets on Eventbrite.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Spring Management Practices
Quentin Geant of Beeopic in Martinez
Studio One, 365 45th St, Oakland, at 7:00 p.m.
Quentin is a relative newcomer to the Bay Area, but his beekeeping roots go back to 1982 when his father went commercial with the Beeopic brand placing bee hives on roof tops of Paris, France. The Beeopic branch in Martinez sells bees, provides management services, and teaches beekeeping.