Hello fellow Beeks!
I wanted to remind you that our next monthly meeting is this Monday, May 13 from 7:00 – 8:30pm.
We will be bringing you exciting updates on our fast approaching Honey Bee Festival (June 15). We will also have a talk by Dr Wayne Surles, President of Richmond Beekeepers. He will be speaking to us on Pesticides In Perspective.
Dr Surles education:
B.S. Biology…Lynchburg College, 1968
MS…Entomology. Virginia Tech, 1973. Advisor…R. Pienkowski
PhD…Entomology. Virginia Tech, 1976. Advisor…Loke T. Kok
Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Married, Kathy Jones Surles.
Two sons, Nathan and Matthew (deceased).
U S Army 1968-1970
Dr Surles has held a variety of positions and has developed, registered, licensed and sold various pesticides, fertilizers in agricultural/specialty businesses including: bee mite control, structural pesticide control, animal health, turf and ornamentals ,agriculture and industrial chemicals.
He was a pesticide industry consultant from 1999-2004 and the Program Manager of the Office of Pesticide Services (OPS/VDACS) from 2004-2008. He then retired from the pesticide industry in 2008 to open W S Associates, LLC .
Currently he consults with companies in developing unique agrichemical technologies in the USA and Canada.
I know you will want to come and learn from Dr Surles. I hope to see you Monday!