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“Start the Season with Strong Colonies and keep them Strong”

Speaker: Barbara Bloetscher

Date: 26 Feb. 2023

Time: 7:30 PM (EST) (Eastern Standard Time – Cincinnati Time)

Topic: "“Start the Season with Strong Colonies and keep them Strong” "

Fees: Free

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Bio: Barbara Bloetscher has been the State Entomologist/Apiarist at the Ohio Department of

Agriculture since 2009, after 23 years at The Ohio State University Extension. As State

Apiarist, she oversees the Apiary Program and addresses questions and issues related

to the Inspection Program, honey bees and other pollinators. She also identifies insects

and other arthropods submitted from Ohio Nursery inspectors and businesses.

Barb has kept her own colonies of honey bees for over 35 years and belongs to several

beekeeping clubs as well as The Ohio Lepidopterists and other insect related


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