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Speaker: Grace Kunkel

Date: 23 June 2021

Time: 7:30 PM (EDT) (Eastern Daylight Time – Cincinnati Time)

Topic: " New Developments in Bee Research, Beekeeper Tools, and Forage Programs from Project Apis m." Presented by Grace Kunkel".

Fees: Free

Where: Online through Zoom (register here), you will receive an email once you register for the event. If you did not receive an email, please check your spam folder.


This talk will be an overview of Project Apis m. I'll touch on our mission, research projects, scholarships, and forage programs. I will include research highlights about varroa, bee breeding, queen health, nutrition and forage, winter storage of bees, best management practices, and more! I will also include some commercial beekeeping highlights from the 2021 bee migration to pollinate almonds (happening now!), and I am happy to answer any questions about PAm, beekeeping, bee research, or whatever else folks are curious about to the best of my ability.


Grace helps with communications and data coordination for Project Apis m. Grace has worked with insects in some form or another over the last ten years. At the University of Maryland, she was introduced to bees through coursework and used those skills to help with ongoing research. Grace received her master’s degree studying honey bee toxicology and hive dynamics. Since then, she has supported several bee related projects including the APHIS National Honey Bee Survey and the Bee Informed Partnership. More recently, she studied honey bee nutrition at Land O Lakes/Purina, and then back to toxicology conducting environmental risk assessments for honey bees. She lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina and is a new member of the Chatham County Beekeepers Association.


Registration to become a SWOBA:

If you are a SWOBA member, 2021 dues are now payable. Please renew your membership for just $5 per year. We presented many great speakers in 2020 and have more coming. If you are not a member and you would like to join us, you are welcome to join SWOBA. Please, see below.

Your membership will help us to continue providing these quality presentations.

Registration is to become a SWOBA member, not for the event:

I will ask you if you like to be a SWOBA member when you register for the event, if you answered yes, I will email you the links.

Thank you!

Yaser Almusawy


South Western Ohio Beekeepers Association (SWOBA)

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