Come hear local author Alison Gillespie talk about her new book, Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World at Brookside Nature Center in Wheaton, MD.
FREE (Course # 295249 on parkpass.org)
All over North America, honey bees are faltering from myriad problems. Interestingly, news about their struggles has caused the emergence of a new kind of beekeeper, one who is often young, female, and seeking to provide honey bees a safe home in the city. Author Alison Gillespie spent a year following urban beekeepers in several Mid-Atlantic cities, and then wrote about the experience in her book Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World. In many surprising locations, the bees form an important link for people to the natural world. They have also become a kind of metaphor for urban renewal. Her talk will include an overview of the current research on Colony Collapse Disorder and ways that all of us – even those who don't keep bees – can help these important creatures thrive in any location.
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