Spring General Membership Meeting April 23, 2022

Honey Bee on Comb IconKSBA Spring Meeting

Saturday, April 23, 2022
KSU Research Farm
1525 Mills Lane, Fankfort, KY 40601

Meeting is FREE to KSBA members.
KSBA membership is $15 per year. Become a member now or at the door.

Morning snacks from B’s Bakery, Coffee, Water


Katie LeeKatie Lee is a researcher and Apiculture Extension Educator at the University of Minnesota. Katie received both a MS and PhD in entomology from the University of Minnesota with Dr. Marla Spivak. Her work focuses on the parasitic mite Varroa destructor, metrics that indicate queen bee and colony health, and the benefits of pollinator plantings on honey bee health. For the Bee Informed Partnership, she founded two Tech-Transfer Teams that provide services for commercial beekeepers by assessing colony health and testing breeding stock for disease resistance behavior. Katie serves on the boards of the Bee Informed Partnership and the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association.

8:15 โ€“ 9:00ย  ย  REGISTRATION (on site, no pre-registration necessary)
9:00 โ€“ 9:10    Welcome
               Dr. Tom Webster, Kentucky State University
               Jessica Mayes, President KSBA
9:10 โ€“ 10:10   Dr. Katie Lee, Varroa Mite Biology and Management
10:15 - 11:00  Phil Craft- California Almond Pollination
11:00 โ€“ 11:45  Dr. Clare Rittschof โ€“ update on viruses in KY and beyond
11:45 โ€“ 1:00   LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (bring you lunch, go out, or we will try to bring in a food truck)
1:00 - 2:00    Dr. Katie Lee, Do Healthy Queens Lead to Healthy Colonies?
2:00 - 3:00    Dr. Emily Noordyke, UF IFAS, Bee Informed Partnership โ€“ data on pollen substitutes (virtual)
3:15 โ€“ 3:30    Certified Kentucky Honey Update, Scott Moore
3:30 โ€“ 4:00    Business Meeting โ€“ update on open positions, financial review, State Fair kickoff
4:00 - Adjourn

Afternoon: Cookies, Water, Coffee

Honey Bee IconNosema SporesDr. Tom Webster will be doing on-site testing for Nosema โ€“ watch the FB page for updates on how to bring samples of your bees.

Honey Bee IconVendors and Info booths will be on-site. Planned tables include Kelley/Mann Lake, Dadant, Veto-Pharma, NOD, KY Queen Bee Breeders, and the CKHP

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