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HCBA General Meeting Information:
Next meeting will be held on March 14, 2023
We hope to see you at the Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall on Tuesday, April 11, 2023!
We'll have our regular HCBA business update, and don't forget to post any beekeeping questions you have on our general meeting QA forum - we'll answer your questions during the meeting. We also hope you post your bee-related holiday gifts on our forum!
(Note: you have to be registered on this site to use the forum, so follow the instructions here if you've not yet done that.)
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Our guest speaker April will be Dr. David Peck of BetterBee.
Dr. Peck will give his presentation "All About Queens" where we will explore some of what is known (and what still isn't known) about choosing, evaluating, and managing queen bees.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Peck is the Director of Research and Education at Betterbee in Greenwich, NY, where he assists in product development and research, and also teaches classes, and develops scientifically-sound educational materials. His doctoral work in Cornell University's Department of Neurobiology and Behavior was supervised by Professor Tom Seeley. His dissertation research focused on the transmission of mites between bee colonies, as well as the mite-resistance traits of the untreated honey bees living in Cornell's Arnot Forest.
After earning his degree, he has continued to research varroa/bee interactions, including fieldwork in Newfoundland, Canada (where varroa still have not arrived) and Anosy Madagascar (where varroa arrived only in 2010 or 2011). He has served as a teaching postdoctoral fellow in Cornell's Department of Entomology and is still affiliated with Cornell through the Honey Bee Health program in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Peck has kept bees for more than a decade, though his home apiary is often full of mite-riddled research colonies so he doesn't usually produce much honey.