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. No drinks or snacks will be provided, but you may bring something for yourself.
Jeff Eckel has been a PA State Apiary Inspector since 2015. He works in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.
Jeff will discuss the importance of apiary registration and what he offers to beekeepers as our state inspector.
"Pollinator partnerships among bee species. How one bee species can affect the pollination efficiency of another species"
Dr Keith Delaplane is Professor of Entomology and Director of the honey bee program at the University of Georgia where he and his students study honey bee pollination, disease ecology, and social evolution. He is author of the 2000 book Crop Pollination by Bees published by CABI, and in 2021 the first of a two-volume second edition of the same title was released. Keith was lead editor of the 2020 edition of ABC and XYZ in Bee Culture, an encyclopedia of bee biology and beekeeping in continuous print by the AI Root Company since 1876. His upcoming books include Crop Pollination by Bees, 2d ed., Volume 2 by CABI Intl and Honey Bee Social Evolution by Johns Hopkins University Press. In 2014 he was inducted into the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his research and education efforts in honey bee health and management throughout the UK.