UMass Extension offers workshops on pollinator health and honey bee management. Check out our 2019 programs:
April 6 - Honey Bees Under the Microscope (Amherst, MA)
- Dissect a bee to learn about bee anatomy! In collaboration with MDAR
- 9am-4pm, $45
May 4 - Fight the Mite! (Amhest MA)
- All-day hands-on workshop about Integrated Pest Management and managing mites. In collaboration with MDAR and UMass Pesticide Safety Education
- 9am-3pm, $40
June 2 - Creating Pollinator Forage on the Landscape (Amherst MA)
- Learn about planting for pollinators with Tom Sullivan from "Polinators Welcome"
- 8:30-12:30, $25
Aug 3 - Non-Chemical Varroa Management Tools that Work (Amherst MA)
Learn about non-chemical varroa management tools with queen rearers Sam Comfort and Angela Roell
- Quick Details: 9am-3pm, $40 fee.
Aug 17 – Fight the Mite! 9am-4pm (Newton, MA)
Learn how to FIGHT THE MITE! This full-day, interactive workshop, co-hosted by the MDAR Apiary Team and UMass Extension, will leave you prepared to control Varroa in your hives. It will include:
- HANDS-ON DEMOS showing how to apply miticides and use non-chemical tools.
- Demos of proper SAFETY procedures.
- Practice creating an INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) plan.
- Participants will be challenged with a HANDS-ON CASE STUDY, in which they will have to make mite management decisions and apply mock chemicals.
The cost of the workshop is $50. Please pay at the door with cash or check. Included in your registration:
- Bee-themed T-SHIRT
- Alcohol wash jar and bin; safety goggles
- Mite management brochure and other print materials
- To register, visit the event page here.
This will be a repeat of the Fight the Mite workshop held in Amherst on May 4 (the cost has increased slightly to cover the cost of the new location!)
November 2 – Honey Bees Under the Microscope (Gordon College, Wenham MA)
- Details coming soon!!
- This will be a repeat of the microscope workshop held in Amherst on April 6.
Photos from past workshops!
Honey Bees Under the Microscope, April 6
Fight the Mite, May 4