Bee Talks - Swarm Management: What's Really Happening in Your Hives?
DATE/TIME & LOCATION
Special Bee Talks Session with Stephen Repasky
Swarm Management: What's Really Happening in Your Hives?
Swarming is perhaps the most powerful instinct beekeepers encounter while working with bees. Swarm Essentials outlines the ramifications of swarming behavior, the benefits of swarming, proven swarm management techniques, and how to recover and even prosper from a swarming event.
Special Guest Speaker: Stephen Repasky - EAS Master Beekeeper, Author and Consultant
Stephen Repasky is a second-generation beekeeper from Pittsburgh, PA. He is a certified Master Beekeeper through the Eastern Apicultural Society and is also the current President of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association. Stephen is an active member of the Pennsylvania Queen Bee Improvement Project and is a member of the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research Advisory Board, the Pennsylvania State Apiary Advisory Board and a member of the Board of Directors for the eastern Apicultural Society. He is co-founder and past-president of Burgh Bees, and a past board member of the American Beekeeping Federation. Stephen manages approximately 200 colonies and is involved in honey production, queen rearing and the selling of nucleus hives each summer to those interested in starting or expanding their own beekeeping adventure! He had his first book published by Wicwas Press in 2014 entitled "Swarm Essentials" and can be found teaching beekeeping classes in the Pittsburgh area and presenting lectures on a variety of beekeeping topics to local beekeeping clubs as well as many regional and national conferences around the United States.