Keeping bees on Long Island since 1949.

Next Club Meeting on Sunday, January 27, 2:00

Guest Speaker: Brenna Taver - How Does Nosema Impact Your Bees?

Brenna Traver received her PhD in Entomology from Virginia Tech in 2011. She continued on at Virginia Tech following the receipt of a USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate the impact of different in-hive pesticides on pathogens and immunity in honey bees. In 2014 she accepted an Assistant Professor of Biology position at Penn State Schuylkill, where she teaches various molecular and genetics courses. She continues to focus on how pathogens, specifically Nosema ceranae, are impacting honey bee colonies. She has given over 40 presentations at both scientific meetings and at extension events, is co-author on more than 35 additional ­­­­­­ presentations, has 13 conference proceedings, published 12 peer-reviewed articles, 5 extension articles, and one book chapter. She works closely with undergraduates, working with over 20 students on research projects during the past few years, and is currently the Theta Chi Theta Chapter advisor of the national biological honor society, Beta Beta Beta.

Our meeting will be at the Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown. The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.

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LIBC Meeting Schedule for 2019

January 27th: Brenna Taver - How Does Nosema Impact Your Bees?

February 24th: Tim McMahon - How Honeybees Differ From Native Bees?

March 24th: Juliana Rangel - Factors That Affect the Reproductive Quality of Honeybee Queens and Drones

April 28th: Christopher Logue, NY Department of Agriculture - What is Happening in New York?

May 26th: Ask a Master Beekeeper

June 23rd: Kristen Traynor - National Honey Bee Disease Survey & Pesticide Results

July 28th: Club Picnic

August 25th: TBA

September 29th: Jon Zawislak

October 27th: Honey Judging Contest

November 24th: Honey Tasting Contest

December 8th: Holiday Party

Sunday, January 27: Beekeeping 101

Interested in beekeeping, but not sure of what's involved? Attend our free beekeeping for new-bees class: Beekeeping 101.
Before our regular monthly meeting, from 1:00 to 1:45, you can learn some of the basics of beekeeping and find out if it's right for you.

Behind the Barn: If the weather permits, and you want to watch a beekeeper open the hives behind the barn, then you will need to wear a proper veil and clothing.

Our meetings are held at
Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
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