Date(s) - 01/30/2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maplewood Public Library
Come frolic through the mysterious world of the remarkable honey bee. Of course, we’ll cover our love for honey and the universal fear of stings and swarms. We’ll dig deep into “who does what” in the honey bee hive – revealing remarkable teamwork, astonishing communication methods and exceptional feats of engineering – as honey bees raise their young, protect their hive and forage for nectar to turn into honey.
As headlines warn of “colony collapse,” we’ll explore the importance of pollination and honey bee health in the shadow of foreboding population losses. Seeking to reverse these trends, we’ll outline resources and suggestions for use in your own yard or garden. Join avid beekeeper Marc Hartstein, of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Master Gardener Speakers Bureau, who illustrates his passion with stories and photos collected from personal experience.
Please bring your own questions and fears, which we’ll gladly address during our lively learning conversation.