Thanks to all who attended last night’s meeting. In our educational session, two important topics were discussed. We are including support materials and links here for those who missed the presentation or who want to review and research it further.
Disaster Assistance program for Honeybees
Our guest speaker was Janlyn Gosse from the Duluth FSA office of the USDA. She presented details on a program few of of knew existed. Here is the fact sheet on how to register for and participate in a program that will help even small beekeepers receive compensation for some of our colony losses going forward.
Honeybee Health Coalition Video and Links
We also watched and discussed a video discussing resources available to help learn to test for and treat varroa mite infestations. Click here to watch the 14 minute video
This video refers you to the Coalition’s main web site to download guides and watch other videos. Here is a link to their site.
We will be discussing topics presented here in future meetings and at club hive checks.