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Barbara Bloetscher, Ohio State Apiarist


Managing Small Hive Beetles and Stress Pests

As the title implies, this is a comprehensive talk concerning hive beetles and other problem pests like wax moths, etc. 


Bloetscher oversees the Apiary Program, which includes monitoring the County Inspectors, queen inspection program and registration of apiaries. She inspects colonies as needed in counties with no inspector and also trains and assists County Inspectors. She also addresses problems such as pests and diseases of bees, aggressive colonies, and neighbor squabbles; and answers a myriad of phone and email questions. Bloetscher works with the media to relay information about honey bees and also identifies insects and other arthropods on plants and objects that are submitted by the Plant Health Inspectors and the public. 

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