From the ABF 5/6/13
Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar – Register Today for May 14 Session
Beekeeping 101: Swarming
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. AKST / 3:00 p.m. HST
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, professor emeritus, Michigan State University
The ABF Education Committee has been hard at work developing new ways to keep its members engaged and informed in between ABF annual conferences each year. To this end, the ABF is pleased to announce a special nine-part series within the “Conversation with a Beekeeper” Webinar series. This series, titled "Beekeeping 101," will feature Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, professor emeritus at Michigan State University. Whether you are brand new to the world of beekeeping or you just need to have a refresher course, this “Beekeeping 101” series will be a great educational experience with many topics focused on the biology and management of honey bees.
The final session within this series is titled “Swarming” and will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. ET. More details on Dr. Hoopingarner’s presentation can be found below.
If you are unable to attend this session, it will be recorded and made available on the ABF website for member-only access. Click here to access the archived sessions.
Beekeeping 101: Swarming
Join us as we learn more about queen pheromones and the queen's interactions with the bees in the hive, which can result in swarming.
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner got his start in beekeeping as a boy scout 65 years ago. With that interest he went on to receive his B.S. degree from Michigan StateUniversity in Entomology and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His doctoral research was on the genetics and environmental factors in queen rearing.
After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University’s Entomology Department where he remained doing research, teaching and extension in insect physiology and apiculture for 38 years. His research interests involved fruit pollination, disease transmission, population dynamics and insecticide interactions with insects and animals.
IMPORTANT SESSION FORMAT / REGISTRATION INFORMATION
The sessions will be conducted via the GoToWebinar online meetings platform, which means the presenter will have a visual presentation, as well as an audio presentation. Upon entering the session online, you may choose whether to listen to the presentation through your computer’s speakers or through your phone.
Reserve your spot today by e-mailing Grayson Daniels, ABF membership coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the ABF offices at404.760.2875. Registration will close 48 business hours before the scheduled session. Twenty-four hours before the session the registered participant will receive an e-mail confirming participation, along with the necessary information to join the session. If an e-mail address is not provided, the ABF will call the participant with the information. Questions for the speaker must be submitted 48 business hours in advance to Grayson Daniels.
If you are unable to make the session, don’t fear! Each session will be recorded and available on the ABF website for member-only access. Click here to access the archived sessions.