Fat Winter Bees – September 20

Dr. Dewey Caron

Dr. Dewey Caron shares tips for developing fat winter bees

Date: September 20, 2017

Time: 6:15-8:30

This is the regularly-scheduled monthly meeting of the Columbia Gorge Beekeepers Association. The meeting is free of charge, and open to anyone interested in learning about bees and beekeeping. Mark your calendar!

New Location:

OSU Agricultural Extension Center, Hood River, Oregon

Topic:

Fat winter bees stand a better chance for winter survival.

About Dr. Dewey Caron

Dr. Dewey Caron is Professor Emeritus, Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware.  He is also Affiliate Professor, Horticulture Department, Oregon State University.

Check out his book…

Honey Bee Biology book by Dr. Dewey Caron

The standard beekeeping (apiculture) textbook used to teach college students and beekeepers the science and practice of bees and beekeeping. Widely considered the most complete beekeeping textbook, covering a vast array of topics of bee biology and colony management. Click to learn more about the book Honey Bee Biology by Dr. Dewey Caron.

An entomologist by profession, Dr. Dewey Caron is also an avid beekeeper. He dedicates his life to sharing his knowledge with other beekeepers.

  • Dr. Dewey Caron started working with honey bees as teenager in Vermont, and studied for his PhD under Roger Morse at Cornell University.
  • He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Apiculture Society and a past president of the Eastern Branch Entomological Society of America.
  • He is currently the Master Beekeeper Advisor to the Eastern Apiculture Society and advisor to the Bee Informed Partnership with which he is heavily involved.
  • In addition, Dr. Caron is a past president and current board member of the Western Apicultural Society.

Notably, Dr. Caron has been involved in International Development in Panama, Central America, and Bolivia and was active in the MAAREC (Mid-Atlantic Research and Extension Consortium). Ever the educator, he has been the recipient of a number of prestigious teaching awards.

Dr. Caron retired in 2009 but remains an active participant of state, local and regional bee meetings, and he is actively involved with the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program as an advisor and instructor. He presents over 100 talks each year about such topics as pollinating insects, bees, and natural history topics related to bees and pollinating insects.

Upcoming OSU Beekeeper Conference

Soon after his talk on fat winter bees at the Columbia Gorge Beekeepers Association, Dr. Caron will be speaking at the upcoming Oregon State Beekeepers Conference in Silverton, Oregon. Topics he will address at that time include what beekeepers are doing to improve colony survivorship, working toward treatment-free beekeeping, dealing with bee and hive pests, and reading brood frames.

Mark your calendar for that event …

Oregon State Beekeeper Conference 2017
Oct 27 – 29
Silverton, OR (at The Oregon Garden)

Learn more on the Oregon State Beekeepers Association website.

 

 

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