Our speaker tonight is Dr Amy Franklin
Dr. Franklin will give us an overview of foulbrood and other diseases, Phage Therapy for American Foul Brood and if there is time, talk a little about integrated Pest Management IPM.
Dr. Franklin holds a B.S. in Forest Resource Management from West Virginia University, M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Villanova University and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.
Dr. Franklin is founder of Farms for Orphans, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Loveland, CO. Farms for Orphans provides training and resources in edible insect farming to vulnerable youth in countries where the consumption of insects is a culturally favorable practice, providing these youth with a sustainable source of protein and economic opportunities. Currently, FFO is training orphanages and street youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to farm palm weevil larvae, a popular, typically wild-caught food source throughout the Congo Basin. FFO plans to incorporate honey bees into their farming program to produce honey as an additional source of income for orphanages.
Dr. Franklin is a member of the HBVC, Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association and the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture. She divides her time between the DR Congo and Loveland, CO where she resides with her husband, three children, two mammoth donkeys, three dogs, a fat rabbit, a flock of chickens and countless honey bees. She is currently working toward her Master Beekeeper certification
The Northern CO Beekeepers monthly meeting, meeting are third thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds – 5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538
This event is open to all NCBA members and the public is welcome. Free for NCBA members, $5.00 for non-members. Social time and refreshments included. For more information visit the NCBA (Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association)