Spring Honey Bee Assessment and Care
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When (Date/Time)April 9, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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In this hands-on field event, participants will open and "read" hives and assess feeding needs, queen health, and size of hives to insure strong hives for the coming season.
Maryann will discuss recent research focusing on monitoring and managing mites in the hive. She will discuss whether nucs or splits work best and where to order these as well as new queens.
Registration will be limited so that all participants will have a chance to work with the hives. Veils and gloves will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring a brimmed straw hat, wear long pants & sleeves and closed shoes as well as light colored clothing.
Maryann Frazier is an Extension Specialist in apiculture and is one of the instructor's on PSU's on-line Beekeeping 101 course. She works extensively with other colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic region to develop an IPM approach to control honey bee diseases and mites. She is involved with ongoing research on the Colony Collapse Disorder affecting honey bees. She has also co-authored many Extension publications on bees.
Registration cancellations must be received one week prior to the event to receive a refund. All refunds are subject to a $5.00 administrative fee.
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