Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2022 | Time: 7 pm | Location: Auditorium at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Online on Zoom
Wintering - What Do Bees Need?
Gary S. Reuter will be discussing what bees need to successfully get through winter. Including biologic links to the needs and management practices to help the bees.
Speaker: Gary S. Reuter, Bee Lab Coordinator, University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, Apiculture Lab. Gary Reuter retired from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab in 2021 after almost 30 years and is now back part time as Bee Lab Coordinator. Gary is a long-time hobby beekeeper and trained in technology education. He began working with Marla when she moved to Minnesota in 1993. Without his hard work, the program would not be what it is today. He maintained the research colonies, helped train and work with students in the field, designed and built specialty equipment, and speaks to beekeeping, student and civic groups. He planned the Extension short courses and together with Marla taught beginning as well as experienced beekeepers. His humorous style of teaching helps the classes stay interested and enthusiastic about a sometimes challenging subject. He is a past president of both Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and Wisconsin Honey Producers Association and director of the American Beekeeping Federation.
Please join us - our monthly meetings are always free and open to the public!