Michigan Beekeeping Webinar July 2021

July 12, 2021

Contact: Ana Heck

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Please join Michigan State University's Apiculture Team for our 2021 Michigan Beekeeping Webinar Series! Mark Dykes will present on "Other pest and diseases of the honey bee."

Varroa mites have been well established to be a major cause of colony health issues and controlling them has become the main focus of most beekeepers. Due to this focus, we can sometimes lose sight of other maladies that can befall the colony. During this talk we will take a closer look at the other pests and diseases you may come across in your colony and what you can do to keep health and happy bees. After the discussion we will have a short question and answer session.

Mark Dykes is the extension and Bee Squad coordinator for the vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab. Previous to his position at the University of Maryland, Mark was the Chief Inspector for the Texas Apiary Inspection Service (TAIS). During his tenure at TAIS Mark helped to create the Texas Master Beekeeper Program and the Texas State Honey Bee Diagnostic Lab. Mark was also a supervisor with the Florida Department of Agriculture's Apiary Inspection Service and the apiary manager for Dr. Jamie Ellis' honey bee lab at the University of Florida.  Mark has a degree in natural resource conservation from the University of Florida and is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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This presentation will be recorded.

All dates, times, presenters, and topics are subject to change and cancelation.

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact, Ana Heck, two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

 Photo credit: Dan Wyns



Tags: agriculture, beekeeping, home gardening, lawn & garden, managed pollinator protection plan, pollinators and pollination

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