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PARM Pollinator Webinar: More Than Honey: Beekeeping Sustainability and How It Influences Agriculture and Food Supplies
September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
For decades, beekeeping was centered around raising bees and harvesting the honey they produce. Today, honeybees are primarily used for providing commercial pollination services, rather than producing honey. Beekeeping has changed significantly as the industry experiences 40% annual losses, disease and parasite impacts and loss of pollinator habitat, all of which impact beekeepers and honeybee health. Pete Berthelsen’s presentation will provide a background and unique perspective on honeybees and how beekeeping has changed and adapted in recent years.
Pete Berthelsen serves as partnership director for The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund and provides consulting services for wildlife and pollinator habitat needs through Conservation Blueprint, LLC. Pete previously spent 26 years with Pheasants Forever, most recently as director for habitat projects. He has also worked with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in North Dakota, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, and the U.S. Forest Service in Michigan. He received his B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his M.S. from Texas Tech University in wildlife science.
1.5 free CCA CEUs are available for watching the webinar. One credit for integrated pest management and 0.5 for sustainability.
The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing later. The recording link will be emailed to all registrants, it will also be available on partnershipfarm.org and YouTube.