Dr. Adam Ingrao

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Swarms and Splits

(Friday morning)

Swarming is the natural process of reproduction at the colony level in the spring but can be induced at any time due to congestion in the hive. In this session we will discuss why colonies swarm and how to prevent swarms through splits and swarm prevention techniques.

Feed and Feeding

(Saturday morning)

Feeding methods and feed selection are important considerations for beekeepers to maintain healthy colonies throughout the beekeeping season and through the winter. In this session we discuss the ways we feed honey bees, what we feed them, and when we feed them.


Dr. Adam Ingrao holds a BS in Agriculture and Environmental Plant Science from California Polytechnic State University and a PhD in Entomology from Michigan State University. A fourth generation Army veteran and nationally recognized veterans with career and wellness opportunities within agricultural sector. He is the founder and lead educator for the Heroes to Hives program and has served previously as the Veterans Liaison for Michigan State University Extension, the Director of the Veterans in Agriculture Network and the Executive Director of Farmer Veteran Coalition of Michigan. Dr. Ingrao has published numerous scientific articles and is a co-author of the book Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner.