Honeybees for Pollination

Monday, February 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Honey Bee Biology and Life Cycle

Margarita Lopez Uribe, Penn State University

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

The Beekeepers Calendar and Stressors

In this session, we will discuss what the bees (and beekeepers) are doing during each month of the year. We will include tips for monitoring colonies for signs of stress.

Robyn Underwood, Penn State University

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

How to Get Started with Honey Bees

Many of our fruit and vegetable crops grown in Pennsylvania need the attention of pollinators when in bloom. Honey bees can be one of the insects of choice to move pollen around to assure good yields. This session will give an overview of steps necessary to start hives in your operation from equipment to package bees to pest problems.

Thomas Butzler, Penn State Extension

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Products of the Hive

Honey bees produce more than honey. They can also be a source of wax, propolis, pollen, royal jelly and more. 

Robyn Underwood, Penn State University