Webinar: OSC: Measuring Primary and Secondary Pests of Your Hive

The Ohio State University - Bee Lab

Join us for our free monthly beekeeping webinarWednesday (June18th) at 9AM (Eastern) 6AM (Pacific) featuring Alex Zomchek, Master Beekeeping Instructor with 40 years beekeeping experience. 

Are you monitoring your hives for varroa and other key pests? Knowing what's there is the first step to successful pest management. Alex will explain the "whys, hows and whens" of hive monitoring for primary and secondary pests, just in time for summer monitoring of varroa.

All webinars are free, and pre-registration is not required. To join this free webinar, follow the link and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 (Eastern) 5:55 (Pacific) on Wednesday: 

https://carmenconnect.osu.edu/theosubuzz

To access via Droid, iPad or iPhone, download the Adobe Connect app.

This and each monthly webinar will be recorded and archived on the Ohio State Bee Lab website the day of the session. 

ARCHIVED:
Measuring Primary and Secondary Pests of Your Hive http://u.osu.edu/beelab/hive-monitoring/

Denise Ellsworth
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

 

Webinar: OSU: Ten Rules for Modern Beekeeping

Join us for our free monthly beekeeping webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21, 2014
from 9AM to 10AM
 (Eastern) 6AM to 7AM (Pacific).

Ten Rules for Modern Beekeeping

Kim Flottum, beekeeping author and editor, Bee Culture Magazine

From Good Genetics to Pest Control to Best Wintering, these rules will guide you and your bees through even the most trying times. Distilled from decades of working with bees and beekeepers to discover what works and what doesn't, Kim Flottum shares what he has learned from thousands of hobby, sideline and commercial beekeepers, everyone just like you. Plus, he adds a few thoughts on Rules For Modern Beekeepers, too. It's not all about the bees, but it's all about beekeeping.

All webinars are free, and pre-registration is not required. To join this free webinar, follow the link and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 on May 21st: 

https://carmenconnect.osu.edu/theosubuzz

To access via iPad, iPhone or Android device, download the Adobe Connect app.

This and each monthly webinar will be recorded and archived on the Ohio State Bee Lab website the day of the session.

Webinar: The Buzz at OSC: Beehive Chemistry: Hive Communication

Wednesday, September 25th at 9AM(Eastern) 6AM (Pacific) for: Beehive Chemistry: Hive Communication

Dr. Thom Janini teaches chemistry and practices beekeeping at ATI, OSU's two year technical Institute in Wooster. This webinar will consider the organic chemical compounds found in the beehive that control honey bee behavior and physiology. We will first discuss the general classes of compounds and then look at specific examples.

To Join this free webinar, follow the link and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 (Eastern) 5:55 (Pacific): https://carmenconnect.osu.edu/theosubuzz

The recording of today's webinar with Dr. Thomas Janini has been posted on the OSU Bee Lab website.

Also, be sure to add these beekeeping webinars to your fall calendar: 
October 9: Alex Zomchek, Green Honey Harvesting (rescheduled from this summer)

November 12: Dr. David Shetlar, The Urban Landscape Entomologist's View of Bee Friendly Insect Controls (please note this webinar is on a Tuesday, not our usualWednesday.)

Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension, Department of Entomology, ellsworth.2@osu.edu

Webinar: The Buzz at OSC - Setting Up the Honey House, Big & Small

OSC Webinars  By Denise Ellsworth  6/19/13
The recording of today's webinar "Setting up the Honey House" with Kim Flottum is now posted at this link. 
http://beelab.osu.edu/t08_pageview3/Setting_Up_the_Honey_House,_Big_and_Small.htm

Join OSC Webinars on July 17th for their next webinar: 

"Green" Honey Harvesting with Alex Zomchek.

"Green" Honey Harvesting is intended as a whimsical yet purposeful play on unique honeys, honey harvesting and processing. There are literally green colored honeys from various thistle plants.  Unripened honey is sometimes referred to as "green".  Alex will discuss how to properly assess if your honey is ripe enough for extraction using the shake method and the more sophisticated refractometer.  Lastly, he will discuss using "green" energy tips and tricks to process honey and wax including building a solar wax melter and using your car to decrystallize honey and remove the bloom from wax candles.

Webinar: The Buzz at OSC - Setting Up the Honey House, Big & Small

REMINDER: Wednesday, June 19th at 9AM (EDT)   6AM (PDT)  Kim Flottum is editor of Bee Culture magazine. Join us as Kim discusses the fundamentals of setting up your honey house, no matter the size of your operation. To Join this free webinar, follow the link and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55(EDT) 5:55(PDT). go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz 
To access via iPad or iPhone, download the Adobe Connect app.
This and each monthly webinar will be recorded and archived on the OSU Bee Lab website the day of the session. 

Webinar: The Buzz at OSC - Honey Bee and Native Pollination Education

REMINDER:  Wednesday, May 29th at 12PM (PDT) 9AM (EDT)

Dr. Reed Johnson is assistant professor of entomology with The Ohio State University specializing in bee health. Dr. Johnson is investigating miticide and fungicide interactions and their effect on honey bee brood survival and development. 


As a part of that study, Broodmapper.com is used to determine the cell contents using photographs of combs from experimental colonies. Broodmapper is an interactive environment where participants learn to identify different stages of brood development and cell contents.   

Anyone can volunteer to help identify the cell contents in these photographs and hone skills in colony inspection. Learn more about Dr. Johnson's research, and how you can participate as a Broodmapper participant. 

To Join this free webinar, follow the link and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 11:55 AM (PDT)
go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

To access via iPad or iPhone, download the Adobe Connect app.

This and each monthly webinar will be recorded and archived on the OSU Bee Lab website the day of the session.