Dealing with Deadouts
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm (Beginner Q&A at 6:15pm)
Place: Matthaei Botanical Gardens auditorium or Online
Beginner Q&A: 6:15-7:00 pm
Description: A mockup of a winterizing set-up that incorporates insights into ventilation and thermoregulation that Bill Hesbach discussed in September will be displayed during the Q&A by our special Q&A guest
Presenter: Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills is an avid beekeeper and member of A2B2 since 2014. He teaches the German course “The Hidden Life of German Bees” and has traveled extensively throughout Germany to visit hobbyist and commercial beekeepers, as well as honeybee researchers and beekeeping equipment manufacturers.
Speaker Presentation: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker Topic: Dealing with Deadouts Description: Dead outs are an unfortunate part of beekeeping. In this talk we will discuss how to clean up a deadout, and how to make decisions on what to do with used equipment. This talk is a mix of science (what we know about disease risk) and management (how do we deal with disease risk in the real world).
Presenter: Dr. Meghan MilbrathDr. Meghan Milbrath began working bees over 25 years ago, and now owns and manages The Sand Hill Apiary, a small livestock and queen rearing operation in Munith, Michigan.
She studied biology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and received degrees in public health from Tulane University and the University of Michigan, where she focused on environmental health sciences and disease transmission risk. Meghan worked as a postdoctoral research
associate at Michigan State University, studying Nosema disease, and at Swedish agricultural university.
She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at MSU, where she does honey bee and pollinator research and extension, and is the coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative. Meghan is active in multiple beekeeping organizations, writes for multiple beekeeping journals, and speaks about bees through the US.
She currently runs the Northern Bee Network, a directory and resource site dedicated to supporting queen producers. She is passionate about keeping and promoting healthy bees.