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Beekeeping with Dr. Samuel Ramsey – Virtual Lecture

November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo of Samuel Ramsey with a honey comb in the background


Join Dr. Samuel Ramsey for a discussion on bees and the Varroa mite.

Varroa feed on honey bee body fat, not hemolymph. But what’s happened since that discovery? What have we done to make that information more than just interesting trivia? Well, it turns out that knowing what the mites are eating is information that can be used against them. At the USDA Bee Research Laboratory we’re working on figuring out precisely how these findings can be weaponized against the greatest global pest of bees.

Dr. Samuel Ramsey graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Entomology from Cornell University in 2011, and focused his research on Predatory & Parasitic Insect Behavior. He cultivated an interest and expertise in
the close relationships between insects and other creatures (symbioses), and dedicated his doctoral research to understanding a parasite killing honey bees globally (Varroa destructor). In Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp’s Honey Bee lab at the University of Maryland, College Park; he completed his formal education.

Dr. Sammy simply and effectively communicates complex subject-matter to inspire the next generation of curious minds who share his enthusiasm and sense of adventure to fall in love with STEM. He envisions an age where his appearance is no longer unusual or met with surprise when he headlines a conference and he is intentional in advocating for equity, equality, diversity, and inclusion at the highest levels.

General Registration: $15
Volunteer/Member Registration: $12

Scholarships are available. Please complete the scholarship form HERE or contact for more info.

This is program is sponsored in part by: Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association, Lake County Beekeepers Association, Northern Illinois Beekeepers Association, Walworth County Beekeepers Association, and Will County Beekeepers Association


November 18, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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United States