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Honey Bees in Crisis (214-460)

Sat, Aug 21, 9:30am--12:30pm

How did this important insect found itself in its current predicament? And, how as individuals and gardeners we can we help?

In order to understand why honey bees (Apis mellifera) are in peril around the globe, it is important to first understand the population of the colony and how it interacts with surrounding plant life and the cycles of the season.
From here, you will begin to understand why changes in the last century have stacked the deck against these insects – and potentially the security of our food supply, as we know it.  We will discuss practical steps that can be taken both in the home and garden to support bee populations.

After tasting a selection of local varietal honeys (with some available for purchase), we will finish the class with a tour of some of the feral colonies that make the trees of the Arboretum their home.  Don’t forget Honeybee Awareness day!

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Instructor Bonnie Bollengier
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $25.00; nonmembers $30.00 
Notes Sat, Aug 21, 9:30am--12:30pm  
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