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PSBA 2015 Field Day
May 30, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
PSBA’s Beekeeper Field Day 2015 will offer both a morning indoor session, with lecture time and Q&A, and an afternoon outdoor hands-on session in our apiary; both sessions will feature beekeeping expert, Peter Loring Borst. The afternoon session will be augmented with local beekeeping experts covering various topics of interest to beekeepers.
About Peter Loring Borst
PSBA is excited to announce our featured speaker for Field Day 2015: Peter L Borst has worked in the beekeeping industry since his first job working as beekeeper’s helper in Wolcott NY, in 1974. In the late 1970s he helped run a beekeeping supply store in the San Diego area, where he served beekeepers of all levels of expertise. In addition to selling equipment and supplies, he was able to get an especially broad viewpoint of their problems and concerns.
Among other things, Peter was Senior Apiarist at Cornell’s Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Research for seven years. He was an apiary inspector for New York State from 2006 to 2008. He is currently employed at Cornell doing biomedical research. He currently is vice president of the Finger Lakes Bee Club. Peter is a regular contributor to the American Bee Journal, writing on topics as diverse as beekeeping technique, the composition and value of pollen for bees, and the history of bee breeding. He enjoys presenting selections from his many photographs of bees, flowers, and apiaries to local clubs. You can read more about Peter by clicking on the link in his name. You can also read about him and his recent appearance at a workshop for beekeepers in the Santa Barbara areahere or a video of his instruction of Hive Splitting to Beekeepers Assoc. of Southern California Stay tuned as we add more information and registration for Field Day.