May Meeting & Heads up About June Meeting

Monday, May 14th: Bill Shanabruch of Reedy Creek Environmental will be coming to talk with us about:

  • Native plants to our area
  • Best plants for bees, other pollinators
  • Organic care/Best practice, a little about riparian planting for erosion control and improved water quality
  • Places to buy the plants.

Club social starts at 6pm
Meeting starts at 6:45-7:30pm

Heads Up about June’s meeting:

Monday, June 11th – SPECIAL SPEAKER & PLACE
Dr. Dewey Carson, Powhatan Village Building Auditorium
3910 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA
Not yet sure of time – will send out a reminder in early June

It’s open to the public, but there will be a $5 charge for those who are not already a member of either Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers or Huguenot Backyard Beekeepers (the joint sponsors of this event.)

Dr. Dewey M. Caron

Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware

Affiliate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University

Background:

  • 40+ years teaching, apiculture research and extension service

  • Cornell (1967-70)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (1970-1981)

  • University of Delaware (1981-2009).

In Bolivia, he keeps Africanized bees and teaches beekeeping in Spanish. [En Bolivia, mantiene abejas africanizadas y enseña apicultura en español.] In Oregon, he keeps 5 backyard colonies of European bees. He teaches Bee Short Courses and gives lectures to various bee clubs and state organizations. Over the last 50 years, he has served in numerous leadership roles in the Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) and is currently the Advisor for EAS Master Beekeeper program.