By: Tammy Potter and Chris Renfrow
James E. Tew, Ph.D., will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 3 fall meeting of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA). The meeting will be at Bullitt Central High School, 1330 Hwy 44 East Shepherdsville, KY 40165. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. ET, and opening comments will be at 8:00 a.m. The KSBA fall meeting is free to members and $15.00 for non-members. Lunch will be provided.
Dr. Tew is the beekeeping specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System of Auburn University, and is an emeritus professor with Ohio State University. He has taught classes, provided extension services, and conducted applied research on honey bees and honey bee behavior. He continues to contribute monthly articles for Bee Culture magazine and other publications. He is the author of Beekeeping Principles, Backyard Beekeeping, Bee, Wisdom for Beekeepers, and The Beekeeper’s Problem Solver. Dr. Tew is a frequent speaker at state and national meetings and has traveled extensively to observe beekeeping.
Dr. Tew will address “Wintering” and “The Desperate World of Laying Workers and Failing Queens.” In his second presentation, he discusses what a languishing colony is trying to do in its last stages of queenlessness. “I also refer to a few things that beekeepers can do in some cases to help the failing colony,” he said.
Other speakers for the fall meeting including Master Beekeeper Kent Williams, Master Beekeeper John Benham, Dr. Tammy Horn Potter, Larry Stone, and Trevor Quails.