CATCH THE BUZZ – The Ohio State University 2017 Bee Lab Webinar Series

Sessions are the third Wednesday of the month, beginning at 9AM EASTERN. All webinars are free, and registration is not required. The schedule for this year is below.

  • March 15: MiteCheck: Using Beekeeper Citizen Science to Transmit Bee Health Information, Not Varroa destructor

  Becky Masterman, University of Minnesota Bee Lab, Bee Squad Associate Director

  • April 19: Reduce Your Hive Losses through “Monitoring” (introducing OSBA’s Apiary Diagnostic Kit)

  Alex Zomchek, Master Beekeeping Instructor, The Ohio State Beekeepers Association

  • May 17: Setting up Your Extracting Line – What’s Needed

  Jim Tew, Extension Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service

  • June 21: A Lot about Drones

  Kim Flottum, Author and Editor, Bee Culture Magazine

  • July 19: The Bees in Your Backyard; an Intro to Bee Diversity in the U.S.

  Olivia Messinger Carril, Author and Biologist

  • August 16: Viruses in Honey Bees

  Reed Johnson, Assistant Professor, OSU Entomology

  • September 20: An Introduction to Prairie Habitat Creation

  Shana Byrd, Director of Land Conservation, The Dawes Arboretum

  • October 18: Community-based Pollinator Conservation in Cities

  Kevin Matteson, Associate Director, Masters Programs Project Dragonfly, Miami University

To Join a webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event:

We’ll send out reminders and log-in instructions prior to each session to everyone on our beekeeping e-mail list. Get on our list at

Denise Ellsworth
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology