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Fungi Perfecti – OBA June Speaker
June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
You are invited to this free event! Olympia Beekeeper’s Association June 10th, 7-9 pm at Chinook Middle School, 4301 6th Ave NE, Lacey, WA 98516, in the Cafeteria.
Guest Presenter Tristan Woodsmith of Fungi Perfecti will be at the June OBA Meeting to discover the latest developments in the Bee Friendly™ Research Initiative – a collaboration between Fungi Perfecti, Host Defense and the Honey Bee Laboratory at Washington State University to support the research and development of fungal strategies to improve bee health and offset the use of toxic pesticides. We’ll discuss in detail the story that led Paul Stamets to explore this fascinating relationship, how certain fungi have been shown to confer an immune benefit to bees, our plan to continue this exciting research, and how you can join us in taking action as citizen scientists and beekeepers.
Tristan Woodsmith coordinates Education and Outreach events for Fungi Perfecti, specializing in fungal ecology and mushroom cultivation. He has provided technical support for mushroom growing equipment and cultivation strategies since 2012. Tristan lives in Olympia, WA, and when he isn’t picking mushrooms, spends his free time gardening, woodworking and adventuring outdoors.
This is a great opportunity to meet your local beekeepers, get more information on what it takes to become a beekeeper, and learn about Fungi Perfecti!