Date: Tue, May 9, 2023 | Time: 7 pm | Location: Auditorium at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Online on Zoom
Description: Dorothey Morgan will discuss the reasons we mark our queens and which traits we want passed on to their offspring. She will also discuss re-queening and catching swarms in our own apiary.
Speaker: Dorothey Morgan is president and founder of the Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders' Association, a board member of the Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Co-op, and the instrumental inseminator and founding member of ‘Chasing Feral Honey Bees’, where, selecting for the mite biting trait, she inseminates 100 queens yearly. She’s been a resident of Kentucky since 2001, having retired as Master Firefighter and EMT from the Anchorage, Alaska Fire Department that year. She has inseminated queens for the Purdue Bee Lab and the Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Co-op, who market their queens. With her group, ‘Chasing Feral Honey Bees’, she and her team collect feral swarms in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and Central Ohio. She was chosen Kentucky’s Beekeeper of the Year in 2018.