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General Membership Zoom Meeting - December 2021

  • Monday, December 13, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom

5:50 - 6:00 pm - login to Zoom.

Meeting ID: 835 8340 0920

Passcode: 749427

6:05 pm - SCBA news and meet our newbees

7:00 pm - Our December program is "Darwinian Beekeeping", by Thomas Seeley.

We are pleased to have Guest Speaker Thomas Seeley joining us for our December meeting.  He is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University and an ardent beekeeper.  Dr. Seeley has been studying bees for more than 40 years and has written numerous books including Honeybee Democracy, The Wisdom of the Hive and The Lives of Bees.

Darwinian beekeeping is an evolutionary approach to beekeeping, which seeks to provide managed honeybee colonies with living conditions that are as close as possible to those of wild honeybee colonies. The goal is to harmonize our beekeeping methods with the natural history of Apis mellifera, and thus allow the bees to make full use of the toolkit of adaptations that they have evolved over the last 30 million years. Dr. Seeley will review ways in which the living conditions of wild and managed honeybees differ. He will also show how we can pursue beekeeping in a way that focuses less on treating a bee colony as a honey factory and more on nurturing the lives of the bees.

8:00 - 8:30 pm - Presentation concludes

8:30 pm - Meeting adjourns

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