Tuesday May 7, 2013
7:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Katrien Vander Stræten: “ABOUT THOSE (LOCAL) HONEYBEES…AND BEEKEEPERS”
Out of concern for the honeybee, a species that is crucial to our food production but that has seen sharp declines, Kaat Vander Stræten started with one hive in 2010 and now has three hives in her backyard in Wayland. Noticing the interest in bees, she put a small ad in the Town Crier calling all beekeepers and bee enthusiasts. The BEElieve group grew quickly, resulting in 5 new "beeks" and 8 new colonies in its first season. The group strives to support new and veteran beekeepers, to regrow the local honeybee population and to raise awareness about the need and the plight of honeybees. Kaat will discuss all these aspects as well as some lesser known facts, and beliefs, about this gentle, hardworking insect.
Kaat in bee headgear is pictured to the left!
Location: Raytheon Room
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