Phil Craft, retired Kentucky state apiarist, will speak at the June Blount County Beekeepers Association on varroa biology and control.

Varroa mites infest just about every beehive in America, so you should be at this presentation. Stephanie Tarwater will conduct the session on seasonal management.

The meeting will be Monday, June 10,  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Blount County Library.

Craft was Kentucky state apiarist from 1999 to 2011 and has been keeping bees for much of his life. Both sets of grandparents were beekeepers in Eastern Kentucky. Phil now has a website devoted to the art and science of beekeeping: http://philcrafthivecraft.com. Phil’s presentation should be interesting and informative.

If you have questions about what your bees are doing this time of year, the next BCBA meeting would be a great place to get some answers.

As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. Invite a friend to come along with you. Even if the friend isn’t interested in becoming a beekeeper, we always have lively, friendly discussions about what we should be doing with our bees.

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