Events

NHBA Fall Meeting 2023

Association
October 21, 2023
9:00 am
โ€“
2:00 pm
2023 NHBA Fall Meeting with Dr. Jon Zawislak
Rockingham Ballroom, 22 Ash Swamp Rd, Newmarket, NH 03857

Join us for the first in-person Fall Meeting since the start of the pandemic, hosted by the Seacoast Beekeepers Association! Our talks will appeal to all beekeepers, new or experienced. And a raffle!

Come and socialize with your fellow beeks. Bring a breakfast treat to go with coffee and tea. Lunch will be provided by the NHย Food Bank so your lunch fee will go to feeding NH families in need.

Meeting tickets are available on the bottom of the page at https://www.nhbeekeepers.org/membership

Dr. Zawislak will give two talks:

ABCs of Bee DNA: the Fascinating Genetics of a Superorganism
A simplified explanation of haploโ€diploidy genetics and how it applies to beekeeping (an
expanded version of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD62suykD6o)

Common Beekeeper Mistakes
We all make mistakes, and sometimes we repeat them. Listen to those who have already
fumbled their way through years of beekeeping errors and learn what not to do.

Dr. Jon Zawislak is an assistant professor of apiculture and urban entomology for the University of
Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. He has worked and played with honey bees since 1998, and is
equally at home in the bee yard, the laboratory or the classroom. Each year he presents lectures,
workshops and short courses for new and experienced beekeepers throughout Arkansas and
beyond. His teaching emphasizes the biology and behavior of honey bees as the cornerstones of keep
them productive and healthy. He also spreads the word about the importance of pollinators to the nonโ€
beekeeping public. Jon has a background in botany and entomology, and is a certified Master
Beekeeper through the Eastern Apiculture Society. He and his family operate Walnut Valley Honey Farm
in Little Rock, Arkansas, producing good products from the hive and supplying pollinators for area
community gardens.

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