• Jennifer Berry to speak

    Date: 2014.07.07 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags:

    Renowned apiarist,Jennifer Berry  will be the guest speaker Monday (July 14) at the Chattahoochee Beekeepers Association meeting atOxbowMeadowsLearningCenter at 6 p.m.

    For the past fourteen years, Jennifer Berry has been the Research Coordinator and Lab Manager for the University of Georgia Honey Bee Program. Her research and extension objectives have concentrated on the sub-lethal effects of pesticides on honey bees, a queen breeding program, incorporating IPM techniques for varroa mite and small hive beetle control. Recently, Jennifer has undertaken an ambitious campaign to educate the public about the importance of honey bees and how to reduce pesticide use.

    She is a regular columnist for Bee Culture magazine and, occasionally, for Bee World (along with a few others across the pond). She travels extensively to speak to local, state, national and international beekeeping associations. After work and on weekends, Jennifer operates Honey Pond Farm, a queen and nuc business, which focuses on rearing healthy bees while selecting for longevity, pest resistance and honey production.