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Thu, Apr 25



Innovation... is it Hurting or Helping Beekeepers

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Innovation... is it Hurting or Helping Beekeepers
Innovation... is it Hurting or Helping Beekeepers

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Apr 25, 2024, 7:00 PM

Cortland, 520 W Main St #1, Cortland, OH 44410, USA

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Innovation... is it Hurting or Helping Beekeepers

Brian Koper, of Castle Hives, will be joining us for our April meeting to discuss innovations in beekeeping.  Below is a little bit of information about our speaker...

Castle Hives, real name Brian Koper, started in April 2017 on Earth Day. I am just a back yard Beekeeper, or a small-scale beekeeper I like to say now. Being a Backyard Beekeeper gives me time to really step back at times and share special moments with the Bees. In the last few years, I’ve expanded to run around 15 colonies, and have learned a lot from expanding. 

In recent years, I have started working towards my Master Beekeeper through the University of Florida. Currently, I have passed the Advanced level and will start working towards my Master Beekeeper rank starting in April 2024.

Additionally, I am a cofounder of the Queen Right Dial, hive management system. Jason Crook, the owner of Bohemia Apiary in Warwick, MD, and myself, shared a common passion for beekeeping that extended beyond our own hives. Managing over 100+ colonies between our apiaries, we faced the daily challenges of keeping track of queen status and managing the intricate timeline of rearing a new queen.

Recognizing the need for efficient tools in the beekeeping community, we joined forces to create innovative solutions. The result? The QueenRightDial series, featuring the Status Indicator 2.0 for post-inspection queen tracking and the Mating Indicator for monitoring the timeline and status of queen rearing.

We are excited to hear what Brian has to say!

Hope to see you all there!

Kyle, John, Diane, Dan, Jim, and Stephanie

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