Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Time: 7:00 pm (Beginner Q&A at 6:30pm) Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens auditorium or Online
Description: What we do now, in August, - including queen replacement, colony splitting, mite control, feeding in preparation for winter- is anticipatory beekeeping. Anticipatory beekeeping, versus reaction beekeeping, is the better approach toward successful beekeeping.
Speaker: Dr. Dewey M. Caron is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, at the University of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He enjoyed professional appointments at Cornell University (1968-70), and acted as entomology chair at the University of Maryland (1970-81) and the University of Delaware (1981-2009). He moved to Portland, Oregon, in retirement, to be closer to his grandchildren.
Dr. Caron remains active in bee education at state, local and regional levels, and in master beekeeping programs. He is the author of Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping, a main textbook used in university and bee association courses.
His newest bee book (his 10th), The Complete Bee Handbook, was published by Rockridge Press in 2020. He is a major author of several Honey Bee Health Coalition publications, including Tools for Varroa Management, and is finishing a USDA APHIS Bee MD web program. His books will be available for purchase at the meeting.