This months speaker is Priya Chakrabarti from OSU.
The title of her talk is: Role of Phytosterols in Honey Bee Nutrition
This months speaker is Darren Morgan from Shonnard’s Nursery with the topic “Economical Ornamentals for Bee Forage”.
He will cover ornamental flowering plants that are readily available and relatively easy to grow from seeds and bulbs. Discussion topics will include: annuals (reseeding and not); perennials from seed and from bulb; native options; and a quick overview of some relevant plant options by bloom season.
This month our speaker will be Dillon Blankenship.
With the completion of his undergraduate studies at Hendrix College in Arkansas, Dillon embarked on a year of independent travel and research sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. From July 2012 to August 2013, he explored local beekeeping practices in Europe, Africa, and Asia (the native range of honey bees) in hope of finding ways to overcome some of today’s most pressing apicultural problems. In his time abroad, he studied natural beekeeping in the United Kingdom and Germany, learned about extensive beekeeping and log hives in Tanzania, witnessed the most ancient apicultural traditions in Egypt, experienced four different honey bee species in India, and climbed to treetop beehives in the rugged forests of Russia. He will share stories and lessons from his journey.
This months topic is on “Getting Into Beekeeping” or “To Bee or Not To Bee?“.
Our speakers will be Amber Reese, Mike Rodia and Art Martinak.
This talk will discuss equipment needed to start beekeeping along with costs, the time commitments to expect with your bees and also hive placement. Also, the new state laws will be discussed in regard to hive placement.
If you have have friends, neighbors or relatives that have talked about taking up beekeeping, this would be the meeting for them.