Wednesday, October 11
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The sweet reward of fresh honey is by no means the only reason folks are attracted to beekeeping. For a long time, agriculture has recognized the value of pollination by bees. In fact, without the bees’ help, one third of everything we eat would suffer dire consequences. Honey bees are remarkable and critically important creatures. But in the last several years, millions of colonies of honey bees have been wiped out by something called “Colony Collapse Disorder.” It has made headlines in newspapers and been featured on national TV. Honey Bees are facing a crisis. Perhaps as a result, we are seeing a dramatic growth in the interest of keeping honey bees as a hobby. More and more people are becoming beekeepers, so as to become more closely associated with these interesting insects, to benefit from their labors of pollination and honey production, and to reintroduce colonies to neighborhood gardens. Learn more about the remarkable honey bee, the colony’s amazing social structure, and the multitude of benefits that honey bees bring to our everyday lives. Discover the secrets of what goes on within a colony of bees. Understand why the bees are vanishing, and what you can do to help reverse this grim situation.
Howland Blackiston has been keeping bees for decades, and is the first to admit that he loves his bees. All beekeepers develop a special bond with their bees. He is the author of the popular Beekeeping for Dummies and Building Beehives for Dummies.
Refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Carl R. Harvey at (203) 389-6076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.