AABA May 16th, 2023 Meeting

Join us for our May AABA Meeting! It will be held Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 from 6:30-8:40 PM at Arlington Echo.
6:30   Hive Dive (weather permitting) // Q and A inside
7:00   Club Business
7:10   Skills Demo on walk-away and even splits

7:30   Break
7:45   Dr. Natalie Steinhauer: Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) Best Management Practices

BIP Best Management Practices

The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help beekeepers keep healthier bees.  BIP works with beekeepers throughout the industry, from small-scale hobbyists to commercial beekeepers.  BIP conducts monitoring programs to document the health of colonies throughout the country, as well as research projects to investigate factors likely to impact honey bee health. In this presentation, Dr. Steinhauer will present the most impactful results from BIP surveillance programs, distilled with the lessons learned from Field Specialists through their years of experience working with commercial beekeepers. In short: this is the BIP list of actionable recommendations to improve your management practices.

Dr Steinhauer is an entomologist specialized in questions related to honey bee health. Originally fromDr. Nathalie Steinhauer Belgium where she completed a Master in Biology, and following a Master Research in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation from Imperial College London (UK), she graduated from University of Maryland Honey Bee Lab and, since 2018, has acted as the Research Coordinator for the Bee Informed Partnership. BIP is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving honey bee health, by bridging the gap between science and stakeholders, contributing to, and promoting research on honey bee health and beekeeping management practices. In particular, Nathalie has collaborated in the production and analysis of BIP’s Loss and Management Surveys (2013-present), and several other monitoring programs organized by BIP and UMD. She is a self-described R-enthusiast, and beekeeper since 2009.