Simply Smart Beekeeping with Dr. Kirsten Traynor at PWRBA Nov. 14th from 7-9pm

Dr. Kirsten Traynor will talk about “Simply Smart Beekeeping” as our guest speaker at the November 14th PWRBA meeting.  Please join us from 7-9pm at the Manassas Church of the Brethren.  She will have her book Simple, Smart, Beekeeping ($25) and Tow Million Blossoms: Discovering the Medicinal Benefits of Honey ($20) for sale.  Credit card service can be spotty, so consider bringing cash or check for books.

Dr. Traynor is based nearby in Maryland and is currently the new editor of the American Bee Journal.  Fascinated with the social complexity of a honey bee hive, Kirsten earned her PhD in biology from Arizona State University. While a grad student, she spent almost a year in Avignon, France in the lab of Dr. Yves Le Conte as a Fulbright Fellow. She recently investigated how pesticides impact honey bee health for the University of Maryland in the lab of Dr. vanEngelsdorp and is the editor of Bee World, published by the International Bee Research Association. Kirsten received the German Chancellor Scholarship from the Humboldt Foundation in 2006-2007. She and her husband drove over 50,000 miles throughout Western Europe to study the differences between European and American beekeeping, reporting their findings through 50+ published articles in national and international magazines. At the same time she interviewed scientists and medical doctors, gathering information for her book: Two Million Blossoms: Discovering the Medicinal Benefits of Honey. Follow her on Twitter @FlowersLoveBees.


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