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Worcester County Beekeepers – Spring Meeting
March 5, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
We will have two of the top apiculturists from the Western U.S. coming in to speak this March. It will be a unique opportunity to hear these scientists from the West. I encourage you all to attend this all day session and expand your beekeeping horizons. FREE for members, non-members pay $10 or may join the WCBA for $15. I hope to see a full house and look forward to seeing you before the new bee season starts.
—Ken Warchol, Program Chairman
PLEASE CONSIDER CARPOOLING TO THIS EVENT AS PARKING IS LIMITED IN SNOWY WEATHER.
DR. WALTER S. SHEPPARD, Washington State University
DR. JULIANA RANGEL POSADA, Texas A&M University
AGENDA & TOPICS:
8:30–9:00 Free Coffee, Danish & Bee talk
9:00 WCBA President’s Welcome—Mary Duane
9:00–10:30 DR. WALTER S. SHEPPARD (see bio sidebar in the newsletter)
Importation, utilization and conservation of honey bee genetic resources for selective breeding and stock improvement
10:30–12:00 DR. JULIANA RANGEL POSADA (see bio sidebar on page 4 of the newsletter)
Factors that affect reproductive health in honey bees
12:00-1:00 Lunch (Register for lunch by Feb. 27, bring one or visit a local eatery)
1:00–2:15 DR. WALTER S. SHEPPARD
WSU research on alternative approaches to honey bee colony health: mushrooms, metabolic gases and management
2:15–3:30 DR. JULIANA RANGEL POSADA
Queen rearing mini workshop
3:30 Closing and Raffle
Cold cut buffet, salad, bread/rolls, pickles, potato salad, chips, dessert. $11 per person.
Lunch registrations must be received by February 27, see the form on page 4 of the newsletter.