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Varroa Mite Control – Oxalic Acid

SPEAKER: So, we have the hive opened up, and Wendy’s here to help me out. You can see she’s holding on to the drench gun that we use. You can get these from agricultural supply stores. They’re a really handy way of dispensing the oxalic acid and sugar syrup. We mixed that up in a bucket...

Fred Fulkerson
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Fred Fulkerson

Fred is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Conestoga College. He volunteers one day a week at the HBRC. For years he talked about beekeeping and finally decided to order two nucs and build two hives in the winter of 2021/2022, as well as taking the Apiology 101 courses. In May, he decided two hives was...

Johann Peters
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Johann Peters

Johann Peters is a volunteer at the HBRC. He became obsessed with bees at age 11. He was then gifted a copy of Beekeeping for Dummies, and that cemented his beliefs that he should become a beekeeper. All that is to say he has been beekeeping since 2016. He particularly enjoys learning and perfecting beekeeping practices...

Max Dewaeale
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Max Dewaeale

Max is a volunteer with the HBRC. He started his undergraduate in environmental science in 2021, and hopes to get a master’s in entomology or mycology. In his spare time you can find him identifying and foraging for wild mushrooms, or riding his mountain bike. When he’s at the HBRC you can find him searching...

Roberto Peláez
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Roberto Peláez

Roberto Peláez is a 2022 summer intern from México, and at the end of his internship he will acquire his degree as a veterinarian. He is very interested in honey bees and research so he hopes that his time here at the HBRC will help him to gain more experience and develop his skills.

Yiza Bernal
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Yiza Bernal

Yiza is a veterinary student from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. He joined the HBRC this year to complete an internship required for his veterinary degree. He helps out with hive maintenance and assists with the HBRC’s ongoing research projects.