courtesy of professor mark starrett

I wanted to bring to your attention that Dr. Dewey Caron  (Professor Emeritus) from the University of Delaware, will be giving a talk on honey bees this coming week.

Please feel free to share with your colleagues and students.

Who: Dr. Dewey Caron

What: Honey bees – Good News!

When: Wednesday, October 25th

Where: Mildred Livak Ballroom, Davis Student Center

Time: 7 PM

Admission is FREE!

Details:Colony Collapse Disorder, Varroa mites, pesticides, imported honey flooding our markets – it seems there is lots of BAD news about bees — but there is plenty of good news too such as simple sampling/management for sustainable mite control, effective individual efforts toward protecting bees from pesticides and lots of new beekeepers producing  local-sourced pure honey. Let’s celebrate some of the GOOD NEWS about honey bees and their backyard culture.

Dewey Caron is the author of the book:

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, revised edition 2013


Dr Dewey M. Caron is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University. A native of Bennington County, he was a 1964 Zoology Graduate of UVM. He earned a MS in Ecology from Univ of Tennessee (1966) and PhD from Cornell (1970).  He spent 40+ years teaching, doing bee extension and bee research at Cornell (1967-70), University of MD, College Park (1970-1981) and University of DE, Newark DE (1981-2009). He was acting Department Chairman of Entomology at UMD (1980-81) and came to UD as Department chair (1981-1985)

With retirement in 2009, he moved from Newark, DE to Portland, Oregon to be closer to 5 grandkids. He spends 4-6 months each year in Bolivia, where he keeps Africanized bees and teaches beekeeping (in Spanish). The rest of the year he is in the northern hemisphere; his 5 backyard colonies in Tigard OR are docile European bees. He continues his passion of paying forward bee knowledge by teaching Bee Short Courses and giving numerous lectures to various bee clubs and state organizations in the U.S. and Europe.

He is active in both WAS (Western Apicultural Society) and EAS (Eastern Apicultural Society) regional bee organizations.  He has served as President (1986), Director (both from MD and DE), was Chairman of the EAS Board for 8 years, Chair of several Board committees and currently is Advisor for EAS Master Beekeeper program. He was program chair of 2012 EAS meeting at UVM and currently is Program and Short Course chair for 2017 Delaware EAS, his 50th year in EAS. He was WAS President in 2010, OR director and currently serves as WAS sites chair. He is also active with NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign) and HBHC (Honey Bee Health Coalition).

This event is brought to the UVM campus by the Department of Plant and Soil Science (Raymond Fund) and the UVM Beekeepers (SGA student club).