June 9, 2020 Meeting

This month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 9, virtually via Zoom! We will begin at 7:30 pm with brief announcements followed by our speaker and a question and answer session. Look for an email with details closer to the meeting date.

Mosquito Abatement Programs Can Damage Honey Bees and Native Pollinators
Executive Director and co-founder, Michele Colopy has been focused on honey bees, beekeeping, and pollinator education for more than seven years. Her father was a beekeeper in southeast Ohio for their small apple orchard. She keeps honey bees in the city, and has replaced her crabgrass front yard with pesticide-free pollinator flowers for her honey bees and native pollinators. She
was the Program Director for the Pollinator Stewardship Council from 2013 to 2019. She volunteered as Treasurer of The Ohio State Beekeepers Association (OSBA) from 2016-2019 modernizing the accounting, co-managing a USDA grant, administering the Affiliate program, and managing two grant programs of OSBA.