MAY 10 MEETING -
Join us from 7-9 pm on Thursday, May 10th for our monthly meeting, complete with coffee, conversation (about bees, of course) and information. You are welcome to gather prior to the meeting, starting at 6:30, to mingle and ask questions. The meeting will be held at the Meijer (Holland) Campus of Grand Valley State University, 515 S. Waverly in Holland. There will be time set aside at the end of the meeting for small group discussions with experienced beekeepers.
This month's presentation is:
Hobby Beekeepers as Citizen Scientists: advancing national honey bee research (and becoming better beekeepers in the process) -- by Anne Marie Fauvel
This presentation describes the Bee Informed Partnership and their efforts/programs. For 2 years now, the GVSU Meijer Campus in Holland has participated in some of the BIP's efforts through the sentinel apiary program. Anne Marie Fauvel will use the data she collected during the past 2 years to share what she has learned in the process. You too can participate, contribute to the national honey bee solution and become a better beekeeper in the process!
Anne Marie Fauvel is the new Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) Tech Team coordinator. She oversees the logistics of the expert Tech Transfer Teams servicing commercial beekeepers throughout the United States. This provides national data on the health of our honey bee colonies used to further research with the affiliated Universities. She is also the campus apiarist for the GVSU Meijer Campus in Holland and continues to teach classes related to honey bees and beekeeping at GVSU and in the community.