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The NY Bee Wellness Workshop July 27-29 in Long Island NY

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The NY Bee Wellness Workshop
July 27-29 in Long Island NY

Featuring Jerry Bromenshenk (University of Montana), and Melanie Kempers (OBA-TTP, Ontario Canada)

* Dr.Bromenshenk received his Ph.D. in insect ethology (behavior) from Montana State University.  He co-founded Bee Alert Technology in 2003 and is the statewide director of Montana’s EPSCoR program (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). His research focuses on insect behavior, ecotoxicology, population dynamics, and environmental chemistry.  He recently served as president of WAS – Western Apiculture Society. Dr. Bromenshenk has 40 years experience working with honeybees.

* Melanie Kempers grew up on a dairy farm in Prince Edward County and it was her love of animals and the outdoors that led her to the University of Guelph in 2002 to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science. In 2006,  Melanie was hired by the OBA Tech-Transfer Program as a summer intern. Even after many stings, she stayed on to work full time with the team and has been expanding her understanding of bees ever since.

Topic: Honey bee disease is a concern for many in maintaining the health of bee colonies. These sessions cover the various types of diseases and pests that afflict honeybees.


Dates: Friday, July 27, 7-9pm session, Jerry Bromenshenk, PhD presentation; open to all levels, beginner to advanced, General Admission, 25.00

Saturday, July 28, 9-5pm, Lecture and Demo, Boxed Lunches available for 9.00, open to all levels, beginner to advanced, General Admission, 75.00

Sunday & Saturday combined, July 28 & 29, 9-5pm Workshop, 225.00, limited to 24 students ( 3 years experience with beekeeping required)

Agenda: NYBWW_agenda_Long Island 2018

email Pat Bono for additional info: workshop@nybeewellness.org

Location: Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River, Long Island, NY

Friday and Saturday sessions are open to all beekeepers and can be attended separately.

Registration: Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ny-bee-wellness-workshop-li-2018-honeybee-disease-management-tickets-45268522369?aff=erelexpmlt

VETERANS: Email drk5@cornell.edu if you wish to use the FarmOPS scholarship (reimbursement- up to $100) for this event. See details on their webpage.



The Long Island seashore during the summer is lovely; please reserve your rooms asap!