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Honey Bees: Pesticides, CCD, Research and Hope

There are many factors that impact honey bee health. In this class we will explore honey bee stressors, review the history and research on Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and discover what we can do as environmental stewards and science based beekeepers to support healthy bees.

1. History of pesticides

Types and families of pesticides

Environmental movement in the US

Pesticide effects on honey bees


2.Colony Collapse Disorder

Unexplained bee losses

The Varroa mite situation

Comparison with Europe


3. Honey bee research: Nosema Apis cerenae, thermal treatment—varroa, AFB, Breeding for resistance, Tropilaelaps


4. Hope: an exploration of Mycelium

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Jun 19, 2021

Time of Event:

9:00am - 12:00pm

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Thursday, June 17, 2021