2020 Fall Virtual Conference
October 10th, 2020
8:30 am – 4:05 pm
Dr Samuel Ramsey and Dr Katie Lee will give informative and thought provoking presentations at our Missouri State Beekeepers Association Fall Virtual Conference. This is a one-day event on October 10th, beginning at 8:30 am. Registration is free to MSBA members. Becoming a member is easy, and annual dues are only $10. Become a member now to qualify for the free online conference. You are encouraged to register one week prior to the event to ensure there’s an online seat for you at our conference.
Samuel Ramsey completed his formal education in Dr. Dennis Van Engelsdorp’s Honey Bee lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. He currently is studying the Tropilaelaps mite in Thailand which is widely regarded as the next global threat to honey bee populations coordinated through the Bee Research Laboratory, in Beltsville, MD. MSBA financially contributes to Dr Ramsey’s research project in Thailand.
Dr Katie Lee received her MS and PhD from the University of Minnesota with Dr. Marla Spivak. Her research focuses on the parasitic mite Varroa destructor, metrics that indicate queen bee and colony health, and the benefits of pollinator plantings on honey bee health. She developed a parasitic mite sampling protocol that is now a nationwide standard. For the nonprofit organization the Bee Informed Partnership, Katie founded the Northern California and Upper Midwest honey bee Tech-Transfer Teams that provide services for commercial beekeepers by assessing colony health, sampling for pathogens and parasites, and testing breeding stock for disease resistance behaviors. She serves on the board of the American Beekeeping Federation and her long-term goal is to conduct research that generates practical information for beekeepers.
For additional questions regarding this one-day event, you may email Bruce Snavely at firstname.lastname@example.org.