November 16th Meeting

I hope to see many of you soon for our next meeting, the 546th Meeting of the Connecticut Entomological Society.

Date: November 16, 2018

Dinner: A pre-meeting social hour with pizza provided will start at 6:30, Donald F. Jones Auditorium Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station 123 Huntington Street, New Haven CT 06511

If you plan to eat pizza please reply to ctentsoc@gmail.com so we can get an idea of how much pizza to order.

Meeting: 7:30pm, Donald F. Jones Auditorium Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station 123 Huntington Street, New Haven CT 06511

Speaker: Dr. Richard Cowles

Title: The Queen of Your Dreams

Abstract: Poor health of honey bees and other pollinators has led to a surge in beekeeping in Connecticut. Colonies often die over the winter, which leads to a vicious cycle of having to buy new packages of bees with new queens each spring. This presentation will describe the efforts at the Agricultural Experiment Station to find practical ways to improve the genetics of queen bees to improve resistance to varroa mites, which is essential to improving overwintering survival, and to propagate queens to satisfy the needs of our state’s beekeepers.

Bio: Dr. Richard Cowles currently works at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. He research efforts are focused on improving management of arthropod pests on crops, including spotted wing drosophila, hemlock woolly adelgids, armored scales, white grubs, black vine weevil, and spider mites.

I hope to see you all at the meeting!

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