A Branch of the British Columbia Honey Producers Association

May 18th Bee Club -Special Notice-

It is with great pleasure to invite you to our May 18th Educational Bee Club Meeting to meet with one of the great bee masters of our time, Dr. Dewey Caron!

Dewey Caron is widely recognized for his contributions to beekeeping education and research over many decades. We are fortunate to have him attend our May meeting via Zoom for a short presentation as outlined below by Dr. Caron:

Reading brood frames: Action central in a beehive is the brood sphere (by May an oval). The colony can be a ‘good book’ with a great tale to tell by flipping the ‘pages’ (i.e., brood frames). What should we be looking for when we remove a brood frame? How and why it is important to evaluate if the colony is queenright and progressing normally for May.

Dr. Caron has indicated that he will receive questions following his 30-40 minute presentation

This meeting is open to members of the Kamloops Beekeepers.

Dr Dewey M. Caron
Dr. Dewey M. Caron is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University.  I enjoyed professional appointments at Cornell (1968-70), Univ of Maryland (1970-81) and U Delaware 1981-2009, serving as entomology chair at the last 2.  I spent a sabbatical year at the USDA Tucson lab 1977-78.  I retired from Univ of Delaware in 2009 and moved to Portland, OR to be closer to my grandkids.  I organized a WAS annual meeting and served as President of WAS in Salem OR in 2010 (being elected by attending the Victoria, BC 2009 WAS meeting) and am currently a member-at-large to the WAS Board. I represent WAS on Honey Bee Health Coalition. I am the principal author of HBHC Tools for Varroa Management and Best Management Practices and Identifying and Mitigating Foulbrood in honey bee colonies; Information for Beekeepers and Veterinarians.