March Club Meeting
573 N. Warson Road
March Club Meeting
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Construction Road Closure
Enter from Warson Road
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Beginner Question & Answer Session 6:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Social Time 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Meeting 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bee Health Operating Practices
We will discuss the essentials of what we as beekeepers must to do keep our bees healthy and maintain hearty long-lasting hives. Together, we will investigate key points of hive maintenance, intricacies of maladies afflicting our bees and the impacts of pesticides on bee health and prosperity. We will also explore the importance of ensuring that our bees are adequately nourished and provided with sufficient floral resources. In our discussion, we will also review details of queen care and re-queening, purchasing bees and creating new colonies, and finally how we as beekeepers can best manage and screen our colonies. Together, as bee enthusiasts, we will analyze the wide rewards and satisfaction we reap from keeping strong, healthy and vibrant beehives.
Bayer/Monsanto’s Creve Coeur campus
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Joseph Belsky recently completed his Master’s in Entomology investigating the toxicity of formulated insecticide mixtures to Apis and non-Apis bees. He has worked in the laboratory of Dr. Neelendra Joshi for the past 2.5 years and previously in the laboratories of Drs. David Biddinger, Larry Godfrey, Richard Karban, and Andy Walker. His research experience in bee toxicology includes screening acute toxicity of formulated agricultural and home product pesticides to honey bees, blue orchard bees, and leafcutter bees. He is also involved in several bee and other pollinator diversity projects. Joseph is currently looking at Ph.D. programs to continue his research in pesticide toxicology to bees, where he hopes to explore the physiological, molecular and genetic basis for bee susceptibility or resistance to different chemistries. His ultimate goal is to use his education and research experiences to pursue a career in ecotoxicology within private industry. In his free time, Joseph is an avid swimmer and cycler. He holds a Master’s in entomology from the University of Arkansas, pursued additional entomology and science coursework at UC Davis, and a Bachelors in Science from Cornell University.