AABA October 18th, 2022 Meeting

Join us for our October AABA Meeting! It will be held Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 from 6:30-8:45 PM at Arlington Echo.

6:30 Hive Dive or Q&A Led by President Ryan Smith (weather permitting)
7:00 John Turpin, “The practical Bee Microbiome; What it does, the factors that influence it and how to keep the gut healthy(with or without Probiotics)”
8:00 “Stump the Beekeepers!”

Hive Dive and/or General Q and A Discussion
Honeybee HivesPlease bring your veil and protective gear if you are going on the hive dive. This will be weather dependent. There will always be beekeepers in the room to answer your questions. This will be the last opportunity for the hive dive this year.

John Turpin, “The practical Bee Microbiome; What it does, the factors that influence it and how to keep the gut healthy(with or without Probiotics)”
John is an Anne Arundel County beekeeper and runs roughly 100 hives.He started his beekeeping journey when he was accepted for an internship at the USDA BRL in Beltsville. While in college, he caught the bug and continued working there from 2013 until mid 2017. He then joined Healthy Bees LLC to perform field research on Pollen Substitute until the company’s dissolution in late 2021. He then joined the Strong Microbials, a company that makes probiotics for honey bees. He conducts field support/sampling, sales, and still gets to run an experiment from time to time. He has a BS in Environmental Science from UMBC.

John is an Anne Arundel County beekeeper and runs roughly 100 hives.He started his beekeeping journey when he was accepted¬†for an internship at the USDA BRL in Beltsville. While in college, he caught the bug and continued working there from 2013 until mid 2017. He then joined Healthy Bees LLC to perform field research on Pollen Substitute until the company’s dissolution in late 2021. He then joined the Strong Microbials, a company that makes probiotics for honey bees. He conducts field support/sampling, sales, and still gets to run an experiment from time to time. He has a BS in Environmental Science from UMBC.

Hive Tour: The Insider's Guide to Honey BeesOur November meeting on Nov 15 will feature Montgomery County Beekeeper Phil Frank co-author author of the new book, “Hive Tour”.