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OTS Beekeeping - “On-the-spot” Self-Sufficient Beekeeping Strategies For Novice and Expert Alike
Mel Disselkoen strives to identify the natural behaviors and seasonal reproductive cycles of the honeybee and then direct those behaviors toward a profitable objective. "Since honeybee behavior is naturally directed towards survival and increase, beekeepers can adapt their management and business models to the honeybee's natural instincts so that stress is minimized and performance is optimized. By working within this philosophy of cooperating with nature, I have found that the best bee is the bee that can overwinter in your area." -Mel Disselkoen
Author & Beekeeper
Mel Disselkoen was born on a farm in a Dutch settlement in South Dakota. He grew up with an independent farming mentality of hard work and creative problem solving. He has kept bees for over 40 years and is familiar with all facets of beekeeping. Today Mel enjoys observing honeybee behavior and teaching beekeepers how to use his OTS method to self-sufficiently reach their objectives.
Map to Event
South Central Regional Library
7300 Jefferson Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40219
The new 40,000-square-foot South Central Regional Library provides service for more than 160,000 people in south central Jefferson County. Filled with new books and cutting edge technology, the library is a place that encourages learning at all stages of life. The eco-friendly, LEED* Gold-certified facility received the highly prestigious American Architectural Award for 2018.
If joining from out-of-town, the event is near a variety of restaurants and shopping.
Mel’s book, “OTS Queen Rearing: A Survival Guide for Beekeepers Worldwide” will be for sale at the event. The cost is $70 and Mel does take credit card. If paying with cash, deal directly with Mel, the library cannot make change. Learn more about OTS Beekeeping at www.mdasplitter.com.