September Meeting: Mosquito Spraying and Bees

Past Event

September 13, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Q&A Session 6:45 pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX

UPDATE: We are expecting a larger crowd for tonight’s meeting. Please see the map at the bottom of this post for overflow parking lot at C. C. Young in case the lot adjacent to the Point is full. See you there!

septpicmosquitosprayingWith the heightened concerns regarding West Nile and Zika, we as beekeepers and pollinator-aware citizens need to be more attentive than ever to the mosquito control approaches being proposed and enacted in our communities, their effects on beneficial insects, and what we can do to protect our hives.  

This month’s speaker, Dr. Laurence “Larry” Boyd, became interested in entomology at an early age when he began raising black swallow tail caterpillars; today he still allows a patch of fennel to thrive in his garden just for the larva. He received a B.S. in entomology at Colorado State University and was a teaching assistant in both the general entomology and beekeeping classes. 
He moved to College Station, attended Texas A&M University, researched blood sucking flies associated with cattle, described the effects of duckweed on mosquito predation by Gambusia (mosquito fish) and assisted with the evaluation of various pyrethriod insecticides on adult mosquitoes while earning master and doctoral degrees in entomology.

He currently manages his family’s veterinary hospital but is still involved with public health entomology, having consulted on various food contamination cases and served on expert panels for mosquito control.  

In addition to a professional interest in the blood-sucking, filth-breeding side of entomology, he also appreciates the hard work of the pollinators and has six hives in Cooke County.

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting. Also, we will have our “Bee Plant of the Month” and Alan Eynon with our monthly “In the Hive” to refresh your memory of the beekeeping seasons. See you there!

The Point at C.C. Young Campus
4847 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX for a campus map.

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don’t know anything about beekeeping–it’s a great chance to see what it’s all about!

Map and directions:

The Point main entrance is marked in red on this map. You may park adjacent to the 
Point if there is space available. Otherwise please use the overflow parking lot, which is marked in blue.

TV Bees in the News: Ann McCormick of The Dallas Morning News attended our August meeting and wrote a lovely article about the meeting, the club, and honey tasting. You can read the entire article online here

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