All speakers will present via zoom, so everyone will also have the option of attending via zoom if you do not wish to attend in person. Anyone attending in person will be required to wear a face mask if required by CDC. No drinks or snacks will be provided, but you may bring something for yourself.
Ellen Codd discusses why and when to use pollen patties
Stephen Repasky on using single deep brood chambers for swarm management
Stephen Repasky, nationally recognized author and consultant, is a second-generation beekeeper from Pittsburgh, PA. Along with being a certified Master Beekeeper through the Eastern Apicultural Society he is the past President of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association, past president and co-founder of Burgh Bees, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Beekeeping Federation. He is also an active member of the PA Queen Bee Improvement Project and is a member of the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research Advisory Board and the Pennsylvania State Apiary Advisory Board. Stephen manages approximately 200 colonies as single brood chambers and is involved in honey production, queen rearing and the selling of nucleus hives each spring and summer to those interested in starting or expanding their own beekeeping adventure!
Stephen had his first book published by Wicwas Press in 2014 entitled " Swarm Essentials" and can be found teaching beekeeping classes and workshops in the Pittsburgh area and presenting lectures on a variety of beekeeping topics at local clubs and many regional and national conferences around the United States.