The July meeting started with the unveiling of a hive that member Joe Hyla built and donated to the UESBA! Thanks so much, Joe! The hive will be raffled off this fall and the proceeds will go to the association.
Robin Van Meter spoke about a tour of the USDA Bee Research Lab for our monthly "Buzz." Robin and three other members visited the lab in Beltsville, MD to take a tour of the facility and to learn about the department. She said they learned about how to submit samples for diagnosis, how the stress from mites may impact disease susceptibility, and how pesticides affect bee metabolism. They also learned about how shipping temperatures affect the sperm viability in queens. For more information about how to submit bee samples, go to: https://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=7472.