NEXT SCHEDULED GENERAL MEETING

NEXT SCHEDULED GENERAL MEETING – THURSDAY – October 6, 2022 By ZOOM:

October 2022 Meeting

Time: October 6, 2022 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topics:  Title is coming but definitely has todo with Varroa destructor

Presentation by Dr. Samuel Ramsey.

Dr. Sammy founder and director of the Ramsey Research Foundation graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Entomology from Cornell University in 2011, and focused his research on Predatory & Parasitic Insect Behavior. He cultivated an interest and expertise in the close relationships between insects and other creatures (symbioses), and dedicated his doctoral research to understanding a parasite killing honey bees globally (Varroa destructor). In Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp’s Honey Bee lab at the University of Maryland, College Park; he completed his formal education.

Honey bee and native bee health is declining worldwide with record loss rates in honey bee populations becoming routine (higher than 40% annual losses reported for 2018). These insects are so integral to crop production that challenges to their health threaten food security worldwide.

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