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Webinar Series

Beekeeping Around the World: Apimondia
Thu., Mar. 2, 2023 (12:00 PM–1:00 PM ET)
Speaker: Jeffery Pettis, president, Apimondia.
Apimondia is the International Organization of Beekeeping Associations. Discover why beekeeping is so popular all over the world!

Beekeeping Around the World: The Canadian Prairies
Thu., Mar. 9, 2023 (12:00 PM–1:00 PM ET)
Speakers: Phil Veldhuis, owner of Phil’s Honey and Ian Steppler, president of Steppler Farms.
Learn how bees are kept inside buildings during the long, cold winters in the Canadian Prairies and how large amounts of honey are extracted in the spring.

Beekeeping Around the World: East Africa
Thu., Mar. 16, 2023 (12:00 PM–1:00 PM ET)
Speaker: Elliud Muli, senior lecturer in entomology, South Eastern Kenya University.
Learn about beekeeping in Kenya and the challenges they face, keeping bees in traditional log hives, and how beekeepers manage highly aggressive colonies.

Beekeeping Around the World: Australia
Thu., Mar. 23, 2023 (4:00 PM–5:00 PM ET)
Speakers: John Roberts, research scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and Cooper Schouten, research scientist, Southern Cross University.
Learn about the parasites that have reached Australia, how authorities are reacting, and how beekeepers are dealing with the pests.

Beekeeping Around the World: China
Thu., Mar. 30, 2023 (12:00 PM–1:00 PM ET)
Speaker: Zachary Huang, associate professor, Michigan State University.
China has developed a line of bees that produce royal jelly, which is used in cosmetics and medicine. Discover how royal jelly is made!

Beekeeping Around the World: Argentina
Thu., Apr. 6, 2023 (12:00 PM–1:00 PM ET)
Speakers: Alberto Galindo, CONICET, CCT NOA SUR and Instituto de Entomologia Fundacion Miguel Lilli and Margarita Lopez-Uribe, associate professor of entomology, Penn State University.
Learn about drone congregation areas for honey bees, where they form, and how European and African honey bees hybridize.

Beekeeping Around the World: Switzerland
Thu., Apr. 13, 2023 (12:00 PM–1:00 PM ET)
Speaker: Lars Straub, Vinetum Endowed lecturer in Wild Bee Health Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse faculty, University of Bern and Agroscope.
Learn about managing bees in bee houses and how queen breeders mate their queens in remote parts of the Swiss Alps.

Each webinar is FREE but participants must register for each webinar date to receive the link to access the live webinar. Registrants also will receive access to the webinar recording.


For more information about the webinars and to register, visit the Penn State Extension website.

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