Summit County Beekeepers Association

Providing Educational Services to Beekeepers in Summit County, OH

Summit County Beekeepers Association

Providing Educational Services to Beekeepers in Summit County, OH

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Sustainable Northern Beekeeping Using Late-Season Nucs

Never buy bees again! In this talk, we will cover a management strategy that can help beekeepers get off the treadmill of buying bees every year. We discuss how to make replacement colonies and expansion from within your operation, so you can be self-sufficient.

Summit County Beekeepers Association joins Medina, Stark, Lorain, and Tri-County Beekeepers Association in presenting an exciting event on Sustainable Northern Beekeeping using late-season nucs on Monday, June 22nd, 2020. This is the first time in history that the 4 clubs join hands in orchestrating such a great event presenting a unity in the way we educate our beekeepers. Don’t miss this event as it will complement our event on Thursday, June 25th by John Schwartz (On-The-Spot Queen Rearing).

Presenter, Dr. Meghan Milbrath, has been working with bees for 20 years. She is the owner of The Sand Hill Apiary, a small livestock and queen rearing operation in Munith, Michigan. Meghan worked as a postdoctoral research associate under Zachary Huang at Michigan State University, studying nosema disease, and is currently an academic specialist at MSU, where she does honey bee and pollinator research and extension and is the coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative. Meghan is active in multiple beekeeping organizations, writes for multiple beekeeping journals, and speaks about bees all over the country. She currently runs the Northern Bee Network, a directory and resource site dedicated to supporting queen producers, and she is passionate about keeping and promoting healthy bees.

Due to the limited number of seats (150 seats), only members who paid for their 2020 membership will be permitted to attend. If you are going through a rough time and are unable to pay your dues, please reach out to president@summitbeekeepers.com and we will grant you a seat. All information will remain confidential.

Event Information
Presenter – Dr. Meghan Milbrath
Topic – Sustainable Northern Beekeeping Using Late-Season Nucs
When – Monday, June 22 at 7:00 PM
Where – The comfort of your own home
Seat Availability – 150 seats are available

HOW TO USE THE ON THE SPOT (OTS) METHOD TO HAVE A SELF-SUSTAINABLE APIARY

John Schwartz lives in Solon, OH, and is married with six children ages 11 to 25. John and his family originate from the West Coast (most recently Alaska) before moving to Ohio in 2011. His day job is a digital manager and beekeeping is something that keeps him sane on the side. He began beekeeping in 2004 in Oregon and now has a small blog and provides nucs for local NE Ohio beekeepers which you can find at http://thebee.farm or join his OTS Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/otsbeekeeping/. John enjoys helping beekeepers become self-sufficient and can always be reached via email with questions at johnschwartz@gmail.com.

As the season progresses, bees begin to grow exponentially with the flow of nectar and pollen. For newer beekeepers, inspecting your bees once they have multiplied in size can be intimidating for a newer beekeeper. Learn how to inspect your colonies mid season, how to prevent swarming, when do you feed your bees and the necessities of understanding your queen and how to find her.

Due to the limited number of seats (100 seats), only members who paid for their 2020 membership will be permitted to attend. If you are going through a rough time and are unable to pay your dues, please reach out to president@summitbeekeepers.com and we will grant you a seat. All information will remain confidential.

Please do not register if you cannot make it to the meeting.

Event Information
Speaker – John Schwartz
Topic – How to use the On The Spot (OTS) method to have a self-sustainable apiary

When – Thursday, June 25th at 6:00 PM
Where – The comfort of your own home
Seat Availability – 100 seats are available