Do you enjoy putting honey on your buñelos dågu? Do you need pollinators for your garden? Do you ever wonder how bees make honey? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to attend the first Guam Beekeepers Association meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 30th at the University of Guam.
Chris Rosario, research associate with the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center at the University of Guam has been surveying bees on Guam and in the region as part of the : funded by USDA-APHIS. “Bees are not only important as pollinators, they are fascinating insects to study,” said Rosario. His interest in bees has prompted him to organize the Guam Beekeepers Association meeting in hopes of the Guam community coming together to share information about caring for and raising bees on the island.
“While conducting the honey bee health survey we found the presence of the varroa mite, Varroa destructor on Guam bees. As the name suggests, this mite is detrimental to the health of bees on island and worldwide,” said Rosario, “I want to help educate existing Guam beekeepers as well as all who are interested in bees about the benefits bees provide and best practices to care for them.”
The Guam Beekeepers Association meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 30th at the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building, Room 104, University of Guam.
For more information contact Chris Rosario at 487-1640, 735-2068 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.