By November, your bees are tucking in and ready to cluster through the long winter ahead. Let’s review the 2018 bee season. We’ll discuss honey production, colony strength, and as always, Varroa mites. Carolyn will talk about how we can use our knowledge of the Varroa life cycle to develop an effective strategy in mite management. A brief update on research projects at the OSU Honey Bee Lab will follow.
Since 2009, Carolyn has been a research assistant at the OSU Honey Bee Lab (Go Beavs!). Carolyn was the founding Program Director of the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program. Prior to that, she studied mosquitos at UO (Go Ducks!) and bark beetles at Northern Arizona University. She was the founding Program Director of the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program. Now a committee member, Journey student, and mentor for the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program. In addition to managing OSU’s apiary of 60 colonies, she has 8 colonies of her own and sells her honey (Honey, I Love You!) to her sister’s fitness club.