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Medina County Beekeepers October Meeting
10/16/2017 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Time: 6:30 for Chili cook off and door prizes
Location: Williams on the Lake
787 Lafayette Road
Topic: “Selecting for Behavioral Resistance to Varroa Destructor”
Speaker: Krispn Given
Krispn Given is the Apiculture Specialist at Purdue University where he has been working with Dr. Greg Hunt for the past thirteen years in entomology. Given and Hunt developed the ankle-biter strain of honeybees that is generating a lot of interest around the country for beekeepers. Given maintains 120 research colonies and manages the honey bee laboratory.
He has much informational data he has collected from comparison studies where they looked at winter survival and number of mites per colony.
Find out if we are any closer to defeating honey bee Enemy #1—varroa destructor!!