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Guest Speaker Series

Guest speakers are invited from across a wide variety of backgrounds and experience to provide members with an enhancement of practical beekeeping knowledge as well as an introduction to new topics and subjects pertaining to bees and the environment.

Enhance your beekeeping skills and expand your knowledge about beekeeping!

Register to Attend Upcoming Events

All events in this series are free to CBA Members. To apply your discount, please sign in during registration using your CBA Membership credentials.

  • Controlling Parasites in the Hive with Dr. Lewis Bartlett
    Dr. Bartlett will cover some of the frontiers in Varroa control research, spanning novel chemical treatments to bee breeding and colony genetic health, as well as some features on how parasites can combine to cause problems that we need to overcome.
  • Imperfect Comb and the Architectural Abilities of Honey Bees with Dr. Michael Smith
    Dr. Michael Smith explores how honey bees adapt their building behavior when "perfect" cells are impossible to construct. Using automated image analysis, we explore the building challenges that bees face during natural comb construction...
  • The Latest on Varroa with Dr. Cameron Jack
    Oct 21, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
    CT Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    In-person event - Get the latest on current varroa research from one of the nation's top bee scientists from the University of Florida, Dr. Cameron Jack.
  • Queen Health and Colony Survival with Dr. Jeff Pettis
    Nov 16, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    via ZOOM
    Queens are the heart of a honey bee colony, but they often are not living 2-3 years as they once did. This talk will explore the impact of shipping temperature on queen sperm viability within queens and subsequent impacts at the colony level on colony growth and survival. We will discuss various...
  • Honey Bee Health Care Through Social Immunity, with Dr. Marla Spivak
    Dr. Spivak will discuss honey bee social immunity and hygienic behavior. She will share research regarding the collection and formation of resins into a propolis envelope within the hive that acts as an important antimicrobial layer and the benefits for bee colonies.

Watch Video Playback of Past Events

Our Guest Speaker events are available for video playback to CBA Members.