Hello Fellow Beeks:
Team McCarter (Mark and Ellen) sent this to me to post. Thanks Team!!!
I’ve attended Debbie’s conferences before and look forward to learning from her again and again.
Debbie is truly knowledgeable on all things pollinator including garden plants as well as the pollinators themselves. If you can possibly attend the events below, you will learn something new that will help you become a better beekeeper.
Debbie’s web pages are packed with helpful information and she updates them frequently. Check it out!!!
Pat Allen, Webmaster
Debbie Roos <email@example.com
The Piedmont Research Station will host a “Bee Pollinator Friendly” Field Day on Saturday September 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Salisbury, NC.
Attendees will rotate through several stations to learn about habitat for farms, roadsides or constructed pollinator meadows; native plants that make for good pollinator habitat; native bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects; honey bees and beekeeping; pesticide application techniques to protect pollinators; and how to use available technology to map honey bee and specialty crop locations. The Field Day will start promptly at 1 p.m.
Target Audience: Farmers, Beekeepers, Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors and Staff, Extension Agents, Urban Planners, Landscapers and Landscape Architects, Master Gardeners, Nurserymen/Greenhouse Growers
Hannah Levenson (NCSU Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology), Jonathan Giacomini (NCSU Department of Applied Ecology), Sara Giacomini (NCSU Department of Applied Ecology), and Elsa Youngsteadt (NCSU Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology)
Hunter Barrier (NCDA&CS) and John Isenhour (NC Wildlife Resources Commission)
Native Plants for Pollinator Habitat:
Debbie Roos (NC Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center)
Jason Williams (NCDA&CS)
Steve Gatton (NCDA&CS)
Participants will also be able to visit educational displays from several different organizations.
The Pollinator Field Day is sponsored by the following organizations:
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
North Carolina State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
NC State Extension North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance
Rowan County Beekeepers
The event is free and offers three hours of pesticide credits for attendees (for N=Demo and Research, O= Ag pest plant, D=dealer, X=private).
To register, go to http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-field-day
Field Day Location:
Piedmont Research Station 8350 Sherrills Ford Road
Salisbury, NC 28147-7579
For more information, contact:
NCDA&CS Research Stations
N.C. Farm Bureau
Agricultural Extension Agent
Chatham County Center
North Carolina Cooperative Extension