Ross Conrad, author of "Natural Beekeeping", will be hosted at Eagles Flight Farm on August 24th. One of the most challenging aspects of keeping bees in the Northern regions of North America is successfully overwintering the hives so that they are alive in the spring. Ross will discuss the primary issues that need to be addressed to help bees survive the winter and how to steward colonies through the critical time period of late winter and early spring when hives are typically in their most vulnerable condition.
Ross Conrad, author of "Natural Beekeeping", will be hosted by Eagles Flight Farm on August 24th, where he will give a lecture entitled "Apitherapy--Healing and Health with Products from the Hive". The honeybee and hive products have historically played a large role in disease care and prevention. Today science is finally catching up to what naturalists, herbalists, and acupuncturists have known for years. Covered are the healing properties of Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, and Honeybee Venom.
Ross will speak about "Bee Hive Collapse And How You Can Help" at the Middlebury Garden Club on November 11th @ 1pm.
The honeybee faces many affronts to its immune system in these days of Varroa mites and pesticide overload. The so-called Colony Collapse Disorder now facing beekeepers makes it all the more imperative that local beekeepers, farmers, and gardeners learn healthy ways to assist the honeybee. Ross will share the "how to" of numerous techniques to keep bees alive despite the numerous stresses on their health. Topics covered include: Organic Beekeeping, Managing Farms and Yards to Provide Bee Forage and Habitat, Home Owner Activities to Help Our Pollinators.