National Bee Research Lab Workshop Aims to Prevent Bee Losses

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – 24 Feb, 2017 – The Missouri State Beekeepers Assocation (MSBA) is presenting a hands-on workshop aimed to teach beekeepers how to identify common disease and pest problems in the hive. Dr. Jay Evans from the National Bee Research Lab will take the group through a post-mortem hive assessment, look at signs of Varroa and Nosema, and look under the microscope at American and European Foulbrood.

According to a February 16, 2016 article in the New York Times, ‘in the year that ended in April 2016, 44 percent of the overall commercial bee population died. In a typical year before the plague, only 10 percent to 15 percent would have died’. The MSBA is working to educate its members and the public about how to stem this trend and prevent further losses.

The cost to attend the workshop and luncheon is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. 

The event will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stoney Creek Hotel located at 2601 S. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203. 

For interviews with MO State Beekeepers Association representatives and Dr. Jay Evans, please contact the MSBA’s Communications Director at 913.620.1035 or

Media Contact
Company Name: Missouri State Beekeepers Assocation
Contact Person: Sheridan Shene
Phone: 913-620-1035
Country: United States