ABOUT THE CLASS:
Swarm traps were invented in the mid 1980s. They were used to monitor the movement of Africanized bees thru central America and into the USA. The original design of swarm traps was effective but not beekeeper friendly. New designs are very useful for beekeepers to add bees to their apiaries
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr. Steven Thoenes is commonly considered one of the world’s leading experts on honey bees. Since starting BeeMaster in 1994, Dr. Thoenes has performed thousands of high-quality swarm & nest removals throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona. In addition to his ongoing bee removal services, Thoenes has taught courses all over the world, appeared as an expert on such shows as Good Morning America, and been the lead scientist on over 25 educational films for such companies as The BBC, National Geographic, and Nature.