Honeybees and Beekeeping

August 15, 2019 // Filed under Blog

The plight of native pollinators and the managed honeybee has been recognized as a serious agricultural problem worldwide. Destruction of native habitat through land development, negative effects of pesticide use, and a parasitic mite that weakens the honeybee have all contributed to the dwindling of managed honeybee and wild bee populations.

On Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 pm at Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Adele Barree, retired librarian and sideline beekeeper of nearly ten years, will share her love of the European honeybee, Apis mellifera. She will talk about some of the joys and challenges of beekeeping and a few things we can all do to help the honeybees. The talk will conclude with a tasting of several varietal New Jersey honeys as well as an answer to the question, “Do bees really have knees”?

There is no charge to attend the program; advance registration is requested. Click here to sign up or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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