This months speaker is Priya Chakrabarti from OSU.
The title of her talk is: Role of Phytosterols in Honey Bee Nutrition
This months meeting features speaker Ellen Topitzhofer from Oregon State University.
The title of her talk is “Might Fight: The Attack of Varroa Mites and How Beekeepers Can Fight Back”.
The general synopsis of my talk: I’ll discuss how Varroa mites are a problem, then diving into their biology, and then for a big big push on what Varroa damage looks like and how to sample your colonies for them. I will conclude with the general basics on how to treat too.
This months speaker will be Dewey Caron.
The subject of his talk will be: “What Successful Beekeepers Know About Disease & Pest ID & Control”.
He will also be bringing along some frames that have issues, including a frame with AFB so that you can see what it looks like and how it smells.
Meeting starts at 6:30.
There will not be a June meeting on the 20th because of our field day we had earlier this month.
Come to our July 18th when Ellen Topitzhofer be speaking. More details coming soon.
We will be having Linn-Benton Beekeepers Association field day on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00-2:30 at the OSU Apiary located at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture. The address is 844 SW 35th St in Corvallis. Please follow the signs for parking across the street from the apiary. Check-in starts at 9:00 am.
Space is limited because of the number of hives available for inspection, so sign up early to get one of the spaces.
In the morning we will have three presentations happening concurrently. We will breakup into 3 groups and rotate through the three presentations.
We will then take a short lunch break (box lunches are no longer available, please bring your own lunch). After the lunch break, we will split into groups and get into the hives at the apiary. You will be led by an experienced beekeeper, who will show you the things you should be looking for while inspecting your hives. Experienced beekeepers attending will be getting into hives that are having issues.
To attend, each person will be required to sign an OSU Waiver and Assumption of Risks Agreement OSU OSBA 2018. Please print it out, sign it and bring it the day of the event.
Things to bring: Veil, jacket or suit, gloves and a lawn chair.
This year, each person attending must complete a registration form so that we have the correct number of those attending and also have a correct count on lunches purchased.