Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bee Basics!!

A page from a sketchbook I started in Singapore about a year and a half ago, random musing on the effects of genetically modified pollen. Funny where these things can lead:).
 Lots of cool stuff coming up with Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust. The Bee Hive  Co-op training will start this coming Saturday, April 14th. Eminent Bee Man Al Avitable will be place the bees in the hive!!! Come Watch!or BEE-Come a co-op member!

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping with Al Avitable
Adult
Learn the basics of backyard beekeeping. Al Avitable, Emeritus Professor at the Biology Department of UCONN and co-author of “the Beekeeper’s Handbook,” will teach you the fascinating art of beekeeping. You’ll learn how to order bees and the equipment necessary to care for them, how colonies are developed, pest and diseases issues and how to extract the honey. Anyone interested in bees is welcome to attend.
Date/Time: Check back later for date and time.
Location: Flanders Nature Center Welcome Center
Cost: $12 members/ $15 non-members

Also the Queen of the Sun  screening will be coming up soon!
Queen of the Sun – What are the Bees Telling Us?
Adult
Of this beautiful, moving, and important film the Seattle Times writes: “…Taggart Siegel circled the globe to interview the world’s most passionate beekeepers, and their testimonials make this an irresistible romance about the essential role that honeybees play in maintaining earth’s fragile ecosystem…a cautionary tale with a hopeful outlook.” Al Avitabile, Emeritus Professor at the Biology Dept. of UCONN, and co-author of “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” will introduce the film, and will be available after the film for a book signing, and to answer questions.
Date/Time: Thursday, April 26, 6:30 pm
Location: Woodbury Library
Cost: $12 for Flanders’ members and $15, non-members

For more information call Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust or click here
Jay Foster




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