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Upcoming Meeting

The Southern Arizona Beekeepers Association will be holding its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

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Fundamentals of Honey Bee Nutrition

Why feed, what to feed, when to feed, how to feed


by Dr. Priya Chakarabarti


About Dr. Chakarabarti

Dr. Chakarabarti is an entomologist who is completing post-doctoral research at the Oregon State University Honey Bee Lab prior to becoming an assistant professor at Mississippi State University in the fall.

Her research work has involved honey bee nutrition, impacts of pesticides, pests and pathogens on honey bees and honey bee behavior and biology.

Some of the topics she will cover in her presentation include:

  • basic nutritional requirements of honey bees
  • feeding as part of bee husbandry
  • pollen and artificial supplements
  • carbohydrate options
  • suggestions for the small scale beekeeper, including timing, choosing feed, etc.


State of the Hive

There will be a program discussing the state of beekeeping in the backyards of Southern Arizona.

Q & A Session

For veterans and newbies alike.