Internationally respected US beekeeping expert Jerry Hayes will talk about controlling varroa mites in your hives, what to look for, what to do about them, and general management, such preparing your hives for Winter in July; his new role as editor of the magazine Bee Culture.
Internationally respected US beekeeping expert Jerry Hayes is the current editor of Bee Culture magazine. Jerry has a long history in beekeeping and is well respected in the industry.
Former vice president North America for Vita Bee Health to help beekeepers improve and maintain the health of their honey bees.
For almost four decades, Jerry Hayes has worked across the USA apicultural industry to promote sustainable beekeeping. As head apiarist of the State of Florida inspection service when Colony Collapse Disorder struck, he was on the front line helping Floridian beekeepers and their 300,000 plus colonies. For three decades, he has also been well-known and respected amongst beekeepers for his informative and entertaining column, The Classroom, for the American Bee Journal.
Jerry Hayes’ work has encompassed the full range of beekeeping and pollination interests. He is a founding member of the Colony Collapse Working Group and the Bee Informed Partnership. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Honey Bee Health Coalition which he set up while working for Monsanto to bring together the wide range of beekeeping interests.