2021 June 12 MEETING

LIVE Webinar!

Join the Maryland State Beekeepers Association for a fascinating day packed with insights on honey bees & useful tips to keep them.

WHAT: Keynote Speakers Jamie Ellis
DAY: 06/12/2021 Saturday, June 12, 2021
: 8:30AM- 3:30PM
WHERE: On-line Only. If you are signed up for MSBA's "Announcements" you will receive a link the day before the meeting. If you have not yet signed up for "Announcements", please do so now - (click here)
ADMISSION: Free! - and so is parking! 😉

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Keynote Speaker JAMIE ELLIS

TALK #1 What is killing bees and what can we do about it?
In many ways, beekeeping is harder than ever. Colony loss rates are high in many areas around the world. Old pests and pathogens continue to cause problems. New pests and pathogens threaten colony health. With all of the confusion swirling around bee health, we are left to wonder what the principle killers of honey bee colonies actually are. Dr. Ellis will discuss what is killing bees around the world and what can be done to reduce the losses.

TALK #2 The mating biology of honey bees
Individual honey bees reproduce. In this lecture, you will learn about the mating and reproductive habits of queen and drone honey bees.

Bees and stills of Dr. Jamie Ellis handling honey bees during an ICS video shoot. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Jamie Ellis is the Gahan Endowed Professor of Entomology in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. He has a BS degree in Biology from the University of Georgia (USA) and a PhD in Entomology from Rhodes University in South Africa. At the University of Florida, Jamie has responsibilities in Extension, instruction, and research. Regarding his Extension work, Jamie created the UF/IFAS Bee College and the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program. As an instructor, Jamie supervises PhD and masters students. Currently, Jamie and his team have over 30 active research projects in the fields of honey bee husbandry, conservation and ecology, and integrated crop pollination.