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Give Diversity: Learn about our local bees & make them homes

Date/Time
11/29/23
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick , Maine 04011
United States


Join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (www.btlt.org/) and Curtis Memorial Library for special two-part program to educate us on our local bees and how to support them.

First attend the lecture, “What’s the Buzz on Native Bees?”

State Apiarist Jennifer Lund has generously offered to answer all of our native bee questions, such as ‘What types of bees are found in Maine?’  and ‘Why are some bee species in decline? What can we do to protect bee populations in Maine? What plants encourage bees into our landscapes?’  Jennifer’s talk will focus on understanding basic bee biology, nesting requirements, and foraging behavior in order to answer these and many other common questions about bees.

Jennifer Lund is the State Apiarist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.  She received her Master’s degree in Entomology from the University of Maine and has over 20 years of entomological experience.  Aside from managing the honeybee inspection program and helping Maine beekeepers, Jennifer has several of her own hives she maintains on her farm in Argyle Township, Maine.

Next stay to create your own native bee home. A variety of native bee habitats will be explained and then participants will use a selection of tools from our library of things (curtislibrary.com/library-of-things/) to create their own native bee home.

Registration is required for the building portion of the evening, but the lecture is open to all with or without registration.

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