Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm (Beginner Q&A at 6:30pm)
Place: Matthaei Botanical Gardens auditorium or Online
As we beekeepers struggle to keep our bees alive and healthy, periodically we need to critically evaluate our ways of doing things. This talk will review old, new, and common-sense methods to keep bees alive, healthy, easy to care for, and- most of all- fun!
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Connor
Dr. Lawrence Connor is a Michigan native with a wide range of experiences, including 4-Her beekeeping, bee research and education, commercial queen production, and a lifelong teaching of practical beekeeping skills to thousands of beekeepers. He obtained his Ph.D. from Michigan State University with a dissertation on strawberry pollination. He then became the extension coordinator at OSU, developing the Dadant Starline and Midnite Hybrid program, with the first mass production of artificially inseminated honeybee queens. He purchased Wicwas Press, and has written a series of beekeeping books, including Increase Essentials, Bee Sex Essentials, Queen Rearing Essentials, and most recently, Keeping Bees Alive. He is the publisher and coauthor of Dewey Caron’s Honeybee Biology and Beekeeping.
Please join us - our monthly meetings are always free and open to the public!