WBKA Events

Sweet Treats: Emerging Parasites of Honey Bees
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sweet Treats: Emerging Parasites of Honey Bees

by Courtney MacInnis

This is a virtual event

Courtney MacInnis

Courtney MacInnis is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  She completed a MSc in Ecology at the University of Alberta in 2017 under the supervision of Drs. Steve Pernal and Andrew Keddie, where she evaluated the viability and infectivity of Nosema ceranae spores in substrates commonly associated with honey bee colonies.  As a PhD student co-supervised by Drs. Steve Pernal and Lien Luong, she is investigating the effects of two emerging parasites, N. ceranae and Lotmaria passim, on honey bee physiology and behaviour.  Courtney is excited about all honey bee parasites and pathogens … except for those with eight legs!

Sweet treats: Emerging parasites of honey bees

Ready for PER tests

Honey bee health decline is often linked to a number of factors, including the presence of a variety of parasites and pathogens.  In this presentation, I will provide recently updated information on the basic biology of two digestive tract parasites of adult honey bees: the microsporidian parasite Nosema ceranae, and the recently characterized trypanosomatid Lotmaria passim.  The presentation will also include findings from my ongoing research project regarding the effects of these two parasites on honey bee behaviour and physiology!

Sutton Coldfield and North Birmingham Monthly Members’ Meeting: Pollen and Bees @ Virtual Event
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pollen and Bees

by Professor William Kirk

This the Sutton Coldfield and North Birmingham branch’s monthly meeting and, as COVID-19 restrictions persist, will beheld online via Zoom.

This month’s talk will be on Pollen and Bees, delivered by Professor William Kirk.

Information and details for the Zoom Meeting will shown on our website,  approximately 3 days prior to the talk.

The Ivy Bee, Colletes hederae – a talk by Mike Edwards
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sweet Treats: Emerging Parasites of Honey Bees

by Courtney MacInnis

Registration for this event will open in July

The Ivy Bee

Mike Edwards will talk about the Ivy Bee, Colletes hederae

Further information to follow….

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