Our next AABA meeting will be held on June 15, 2021
We are proud to invite Barry Thompson as our guest speaker
6:30: Open Q and A led by President Ryan Smith
7-8: Stings, adverse reactions and treatment
8-8:30: A 30 foot level look at practical tips or points to consider as a beekeeper
Barry started with honey bees in 1954 and has kept bees as a sideliner with as many as 150 colonies. Drafted in 1968, he spent a 30 year career in the USAF as a physician-geneticist, in a variety of roles, from staff physician to medical center commander to Command Surgeon, U.S. Air Forces, Europe (repositioning assets after the first Gulf War). After ten years of beekeeping, he sustained two episodes of anaphylaxis, was desensitized with venom, and returned to keeping “the girls” thereafter. Barry is active in county, state, national, and international honey bee and pollinator protection efforts. He is certified as a Master Beekeeper by the Eastern Apicultural Society. in 2020, he received the EAS Divelbiss Award 2020 for education of the public about beekeeping.