SCBA November General Meeting
Date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on ZOOM for our November meeting as we are excited to have our guest speaker, Dr. Thomas Seeley, who will be joining us from the East Coast.
Dr. Thomas D. Seeley is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University. He is well known for his research on honey bees and honey bee behavior. His work is summarized in three books: Honeybee Ecology (1985), The Wisdom of the Hive (1995), Honeybee Democracy (2010) and he has a new book to be released in 2024 Piping Hot Bees and Boisterous Buzz Runners, Solving 20 mysteries of Honey Bee Behavior
Dr Thomas Seeley will be talking to us about Nature-based beekeeping, an evolutionary approach to beekeeping. This approach seeks to provide managed honey bee colonies with living conditions that are as close as possible to those of wild honey bee colonies. The goal of Nature Based Beekeeping 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 honey bees differ between wild and managed colonies. He will also show how we can pursue beekeeping in a way that is centered less on treating a bee colony as a honey factory and more on nurturing the lives of the bees.
Meeting ID: 897 1664 1903
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