Sign up now to reserve a seat at the "Game Changer" event that well be held in a wonderful location in Hood River, with views of Mount Hood and the Hood River Valley. Make a weekend of it and attend the hands on class.About the Event: Apis mellifera, the European honey bee, has been devastated by the Varroa destructor mite in the United States since the 1980s. In response to the ensuing global honey bee crisis, entomology departments throughout the world shifted gears toward advancing honey bee biology and behavioral research. In 2019 researchers discovered a “game changer,” which brought new insights to this vital pollinator insect.
BG Bees LLC and Hive&Garden are proud to bring together three world-renowned honey bee researchers to discuss three keys to honey bee stress: pests, viruses, and nutrition. An understanding of these areas goes a long way to reducing colony losses. The days of focusing on honey extraction alone are in the past; in today’s honey bee environment, the apiarist must assimilate a variety of factors, and having a clear grasp of these three key stressors eases the beekeeper’s fears and decreases the colony’s losses.