Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and PRACTICE multiple methods for queen rearing (including grafting), as well as techniques for assessing parasite (Varroa and Nosema) loads in colonies and evaluating hygienic behavior. Several types of honey bee stocks will be available for grafting, and local participants can take the queen cells resulting from their grafting exercises back to their apiaries.
Bug Camp for Kids is an educational day camp for 8 to 11 year-olds. Students observe and collect insects and participate in laboratory exercises to learn a broad range of biological, ecological, and environmental topics.
The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State will be hosting the second International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy.