A club for the Hobbyist Beekeeper, based in Southwestern Connecticut
Cory Stevens comes to us from his 27 acre farm in Bloomfield, MO, which he manages for wildlife and pollinator habitat. Cory and his wife Jaime own Stevens Bee Company where they select for mite resistant VSH stock. Cory is a Past President of Missouri State Beekeepers Association, and earned a MS in entomology from University of Lincoln, Nebraska. He was certified as a Master Beekeeper by EAS in 2013, and trained by Sue Cobey in 2014 to instrumentally inseminate queen bees. He slips bees into random conversation with strangers, and annoys his wife by constantly talking about bees.
He will be talking with us about stock selection for sustainability. He will detail out what a year of selection looks like starting with queen rearing in the spring, culling undesirable traits, and VSH/SMR testing the following year along with picking breeder queens.
Please note this meeting has been changed to Zoom only due to winter weather. Please look for the Zoom link in your email.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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