Hobbyist Beekeeping for Food and Flowers

Bill Hiss has been a hobbyist beekeeper since retiring from Bates in 2013.  He also serves as the organizer of the Androscoggin Beekeepers Club, a regional affiliate of the Maine State Beekeepers Association.  Beekeeping is a fascinating commitment, good for both the land and humans.  But it  has increasing challenges, from varroa mites to agricultural chemicals to possible climate change.  Over a third of our food chain depends on bees: many vegetables, and almost all fruit and nuts.  Hobbyist beekeepers worldwide produce honey, but especially help the bees in reproducing themselves!  This will be an illustrated talk on the rewards and challenges of beekeeping. 

This program will take place via Zoom.  To register, click the link below, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above)



Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
Online via Zoom
There are many spaces available.