• larry_connor

November Lecture with Dr. Larry Connor


We are very fortunate to have Dr. Larry Connor visting us to speak at our November Meet Up. The presentation, “Frequent Mistakes in Understanding Bee Biology” will help beekeepers of all experience levels to better understand various aspects of bee biology overcoming the frequent hurdles of making mistakes.

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Larry Connor was born in Kalamzoo and graduated from Richland High School in 1963. He earned three degrees in entomology from Michigan State University and was hired as Extension Entomologist in Apiculture at The Ohio State University in 1972. In 1976 he was hired by Chuck Dadant of Dadant and Sons to run a new bee breeding program located in Labelle, Florida. Called Genetic Systems, Inc. this firm had two missions: to produce breeder queens for the Starline and Midnite hybrid bee programs (established by Dr. G.H. “Bud” Cale, Jr), and to mass produce instrumentally inseminated three-line hybrid bees called the Cale 876 Hybrid.

Dr. Connor left Florida late 1980 and lived in Cheshire and New Haven, Connecticut. In 2007, due to pressure of travel, he relocated to Kalamazoo and continues to write books and publish for Wicwas Press as well serve as a monthly columnist for Bee Culture Magazine and the American Bee Journal.

In huge demand on the beekeeping speaking circuit, Dr. Connor travels widely to speak at beekeeper meetings. He also conducts workshops on queen rearing and bee breeding, honey bee microscopy and related topics. Since childhood Dr. Connor has a strong interest in photography. He continues to expand his collection of images of bees, beekeepers and bee flora.

Presentation Topic: Frequent Mistakes in Understanding Bee Biology.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
7 PM – 7:30 PM – Light Refreshment and Social Time
7:30 PM – 8 PM – Dr. Connor Presentation
8:30 PM – 9-PM – Question Answer Period

Soergel’s Orchard
McIntosh Hall (behind the market)
2573 Brandt School Rd
Wexford PA 15090

This free event is open to all beekeepers. We anticipate a large group for this event so we ask that you register online so we know how many are coming.

Enjoy a great evening to socialize with fellow beekeepers, and then enjoy an educational presentation. The mix of new and and experienced beekeepers offers many different perspectives. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at this location. There is a large free parking lot at this facility with plenty of parking. Walk up the road on the right side of the market building to McIntosh Hall.

Presentation Topic: Frequent Mistakes in Understanding Bee Biology.