Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 am - 3:00 p.m for
Schedule of Events
Who: Randy Oliver, biologist and beekeeping extraordinaire. Please visit his website http://scientificbeekeeping.com/ if you haven't already.
What: Randy Oliver will be in town specifically to visit US, the Treasure Valley Beekeepers club!
Where: The event will take place at our normal monthly meeting location, the Idaho Outdoor Association Hall at 3401 Brazil St. in Boise.
When: Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Food truck will be onsite for lunch break.
How much: Suggested Donation of $10 to offset travel and hosting costs for this event.
Meet Randy Oliver
From our website:
Randy Oliver on "The Rules" for Successful Beekeeping
Are you thinking about getting started in beekeeping? Are you "wallowing in information gleaned from the Internet about the 'right' way to keep bees?" Here's a great source that can help you sort the wheat from the chaff. C
lick on The Rules for what you need to know.
Randy Oliver Biography:
I started keeping bees as a hobbyist around 1966, and then went on to get university degrees in biological sciences, specializing in entomology. In 1980 I began to build a migratory beekeeping operation in California, and currently run around 1000-1500 hives with my two sons, from which we make our livings (update: Eric and Ian are in the process of taking over the operation–allowing me more time for research).
In 1993, the varroa mite arrived in California, and after it wiped out my operation for the second time in 1999, I decided to “hit the books” and use my scientific background to learn to fight back. I started writing for the American Bee Journal in 2006, and have submitted articles nearly every month since then (see “Articles by Publication Date”).
My writing for the Journal brought me requests to speak at beekeeping conventions, which has also allowed me the chance to visit beekeepers from all over North America and several other continents. I read most every scientific study relating to beekeeping, and regularly correspond with beekeepers and researchers worldwide.
What I try to do in my articles and blogs is to scour scientific papers for practical beekeeping applications, and to sort through the advice, opinion, and conjecture found in the bee magazines and on the Web, taking no positions other than to provide accurate information to Joe Beekeeper.