CANCELLED: April Meeting: Reducing colony loss in the spring — an ongoing experiment.
Time & Location
About the Event
April brings warmer temperatures to Missouri and moves us closer the busy activities in spring and summer. Our meeting will include our regular agenda items:
- What's blooming? A monthly review of food sources for bees and other pollinators. Have plant you have noticed bees on? Share your pic from your phone to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include approximate location and name, if known.
- Bee Curious. A review of interesting bee related scientific articles .
- Test your knowledge! A trivia quiz that is seasonal or related to our monthly program.
- Club activities and business items. A monthly review of our club's services and discussion of club business.
- Maintenance calendar. An overview and discussion of seasonal activities in the apiary.
- Upcoming events. A review of upcoming conferences or other club related activities.
Our special program for April will be a presentation by member Carl Korschgen on his experiments to reduce colony losses in the spring. Carl has developed a four step plan over the last two years to mitigate colony loss in late winter and early spring. He will talk about the spring turnover in the colony when the winter worker bees go through a transition to become nurse bees or forager bees. Carl was a research biologist for the US Department of Interior for 32 years. When he retired in 2009 he started keeping bees. He enjoys working with the bees and also making innovative hive components to increase the bees productivity.
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Doors open at 2:30 PM for socializing with the meeting beginning at 3:00 PM.
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