First of all i would like to wisha happy new year and health, luck and happines to all those who visit my blog. Due to the increasing number of international visitors, i have decided to write in English apart from Turkish.
Last week i attanded to a seminar on varroa destructor in Mustafakemalpaşa, neighbouring town. The seminarist was Halil BİLEN, a reputable beekeeping master in Turkey, who is also very popular on the internet for his blog. (http://halilbilen.blogspot.com) The seminar was the best beekeeping seminar i have attended in my life. I have learnt a lot about varroa. And from the photos show in seminar, i have recognized that some of my hives had died due to illnesses and viruses cause by varroa. I felt terribly upset for my bees that had died in the previous years.
Seminerde aldığım notları ve bazı önemli fotoğrafları düzenledikten sonra bloğumda yayımlayacağım ama şimdi seminer.
I will publish the seminar notes that i took and some useful photos after editing but now the seminar.
1.Gece - The 1st Night
Seminer Mustafakemalpaşa Belediyesi'nin meclis salonunda yapıldı. Çok güzel, kullanışlı ve nezih bir salondu.
The seminar was held in the city hall of Mustafakemalpaşa Municipality. The hall was desinged very well, it was practical and decent.
We were among the first to arrive.
Ertan Gundem and Enver Mutlu, curious beekeepers from Karacabey.
The seminar was at 7.30 and our seminarist Halil Bilen and his Egehan had come by 7.
Egehan was responsible from technical affairs and press. He took so many photos.
As time passed, the hall started to get more crowded.
The seminar started with speech of Sadi Kurtulan, Mayor of Mustafakemalpaşa.
Dursun Demirci, Mustafakemalpaşa's director of agriculture and livestock, had warned the beekeepers about the changes in beekeeping laws.
and the seminar started at 7.45.
The first evening was about the history of varroa, how it spread to the world, the biological structure of varroa, the ways how varroa spreads from one hive to the other and the illnesses caused by varroa.
2.Gece - The 2nd Night
The second night started with a summary of the things told in the first night.
İkinci gece ayrıca Bursa'dan ziyaretçilerimiz vardı: Doç.Dr.İbrahim ÇAKMAK (Uludağ Üniversitesi) ve Kenan GİŞAN ve Mehmet GENÇÜNAL
The second night we had visitors from Bursa: Associate Proffesor İbrahim ÇAKMAK (Uludağ University) and Kenan GİŞAN and Mehmet GENÇUNAL
Ass.Prof. Çakmak and Halil Bile (pay attention to Mr.Bilen's standing position. Though he is retired, he can't give his vocational habits. I guess this is due to serving Turkish Armed Forces for many years.)
İkinci gece ilk geceye kıyasla daha kalabalıktı.
The second night was more crowded than the first night.
Bandırma'dan Bekir ARSAN Ağabeyimiz...
Bekir ARSAN from Bandırma...
Mr.Kenan GİŞAN is again taking pictures...
Beekeepers chatting and discussing the information given at the tea break.
The seminar, also gave a change to the members of Turkish beekeeping forum (www.aricilik.gen.tr) to meet.
Refik Koca from Mustafakemalpaşa - Mehmet Gençünal from Bursa
İkinci akşam mevcut varroa ile mücadele ilaçları ve ilaç uygulamada yapılan yanlışlar hakkında bilgi verildi.
In the second night, information on medicines used to cope with varroa and the mistakes done bey beekeepers were told.
3.Gece - The 3rd Night
In the third night we had guests from Zonguldak Beekeeping Association; Selahattin Guney (generally known as "The Deadnettle") and his friends
The third night was far more crowded than previous nights.
Before the seminar, Selahattin Guney greeted the beekeepers and expressed the benefits of such seminars.
The third night's topics were organic acids; oxalic acid and formic acid.
The devices used in oxalic acid evoporation were introduced.
A hive, brought for the seminar, was examined by the beekeepers at the tea break.
Egehan took photos during the seminar.
Gazi Barış, from the beekeeping forum,
In the end of the seminar, Sadi Kurtulan, the mayor, made a speech. Also Selahattin Guney (The Deadnettle) thanked to Mr. Halil Bilen for his hospitality.
Not: düzenlemesi bittikten sonra seminer notlarımı da önümüzdeki günlerde bloğumda yayımlayacağım.
P.S.: in the following days i will also share the notes i took at the seminar after editing.