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Date(s) - 02/06/2015 - 02/07/2015
All Day

Kosmos Performance Space


The New Mexico Beekeepers Association invites you to join us for our Annual Meeting on February 6-7, 2015 with Guest Speaker, Dr. Marla Spivak in Albuquerque, NM at the Kosmos Performance Space, 1715 5th St, Albuquerque, NM, 87102. This event also features information about keeping bees in New Mexico, vendors, artisans, and the business meeting for our Association. Admission is free, but we encourage family membership to the NM Beekeepers Association for $30 per year.

Dr. Marla Spivak’s interest in bees began when she worked for a commercial beekeeper in New Mexico in 1975. She later completed her B.A. in Biology from Humboldt State University in northern California, and her PhD from the University of Kansas, under Dr. Orley “Chip” Taylor, in 1989. She spent two years in Costa Rica conducting her thesis research on the identification and ecology of Africanized and European honey bees. From 1989-1992 she was a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Insect Science at the University of Arizona. She began as Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota in 1993. Influenced by Martha Gilliam and Steve Taber from the USDA Bee lab in Tucson, she became interested in hygienic behavior of honey bees. This interest has expanded into studies of “social immunity”, including the benefits of propolis to the immune system of honey bees, and to the health and diversity of all bee pollinators. Dr. Marla Spivak will be speaking about , “Good News from the University and State of Minnesota” and “From Propolis to Pesticides: Research at the University of Minnesota MN Bee Lab”.

We look forward to seeing you next February.