March 2021 Club Meeting and Webinar – Beekeeping Management Practices
March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Members and Friends, please join us again in March for our Membership Meeting by Webinar.
This meeting will feature Margarita López-Uribe and Robyn Underwood (bios follow) from Penn State University – “Beekeeping philosophy and its impact on management, economics and colony health”
and Breakout Rooms/Discussion groups and Q&A with our speakers and panelists
You must register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please access this research: https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/10/1/10/htm
And this article from ABJ, March 2019, page 337: https://bluetoad.com/publication/?m=5417&i=568561&p=98
and print down the Beekeeping Continuum
Margarita López-Uribe is an assistant professor of entomology and extension specialist of pollinator health at Penn State University. Margarita received her BS in Biology from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), her MS in Genetics and Evolution from Universidade Federal de São Carlos (Brazil), and her Ph.D in Entomology from Cornell University (USA). She was an NSF postdoctoral research fellow at North Carolina State University before coming to Penn State. Her research focuses on understanding how environmental change and human management shapes bee health and the long-term persistence of their populations in agricultural areas.
Robyn Underwood. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Robyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Entomology and Applied Ecology from the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, where she fell in love with honey bees while taking a class with Dewey Caron. Robyn then earned a PhD in Entomology from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. She studied with Rob Currie and focused on the use of formic acid to control varroa mites while colonies were overwintering indoors. Robyn taught introductory biology courses for biology majors and non-science majors at Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA, for 8 years. Since 2017 Robyn has been working for Penn State University as a honey bee researcher, looking at the impacts of beekeeping philosophy on colony management and resulting health and productivity.