January 14th 2016: Bee Toxicology

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 14th 2016 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Jen Williams, Masters student will give a presentation on “Bee Toxicology and Observations Regarding the  Bayer Bee Care Center Program”.

Jen is originally from northern Virginia, and is currently a Mjen_for_web_480pxwasters student at Virginia Tech. She will defend her thesis in March and then start her doctorate, in the hope of one day working in the agrochemical industry.

She did a short internship at the Bayer Bee Care Center.  Her talk will focus on her current master’s research about the effects of a common-use herbicide on the honey bee antioxidant system, risk assessment regarding pesticide exposure to bees, and an overview of her time at the Bayer Bee Care Center.

We will also have our monthly equipment raffle, information on what we should be seeing in our hives this month, and suggested management techniques for the fall.

Please consider bringing a snack or drink to share.

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