UESBA's purpose is to organize programs for current and future beekeepers, educate and teach responsible and modern beekeeping practices, and inform the public of the importance of honey bees to our survival. The UESBA serves primarily Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s Counties of Maryland.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 UESBA Association Meeting
BEE INFORMED: Data Driven Best Management
The Bee Informed Partnership collects data on honey bee health in a number of ways, and this data can be used to drive best management practices. Join us as Kelly Kulhanek, tells us about the Bee Informed Partnership, their Sentinel Apiary Program, and recent experiments their lab has been doing.
Kelly is a Ph.D. student studying honey bee health and management practices. She earned a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley, then spent a field season with the USGS in North Dakota studying honey bee health and landscape change. Her doctoral work focuses on learning about honey bee health on a nationwide scale through the Sentinel Apiary Program. She recently completed a 3-year field study on the efficacy of survey-derived best beekeeping management practices. Her next field season will focus on tracking inter-apiary Varroa transmission with a camera sensor she developed. For the rest of her degree, she plans to use Sentinel Apiary data to learn about long term Varroa population trends and how the efficacy of management practices varies across space.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Kent County Public Library
We meet in the little yellow building in the library back parking lot. All are welcome.
There will be refreshments and networking for a few minutes before the presentation.