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Class: Bees and Pollination, June 12th

May 30, 2012

Bees and Pollination

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
6:30-8:00 PM
Bachman’s Heritage Room
6010 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55419

Bee pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is essential for the production of more than two-thirds of the world’s crop species. This includes not only products of our backyard gardens and community gardens, like apples and squash, but also things like alfalfa seed-creating forage sources for America’s meat and dairy industries.  Bee pollinators include honey bees and the many beautiful species of native bees that often go unnoticed.  Join us as we learn about the fascinating biology of different bees, and what you can do to help them stay healthy.

Our presenter Marla Spivak is a distinguished McKnight Professor of Apiculture and Social Insects with the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota where she is developing practical applications to protect honey bee populations from decimation by disease while making fundamental contributions to our understanding of bee biology. She is the author and creator of numerous beekeeping manuals and videos, and her scientific articles have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Neurobiology (now Developmental Neurobiology), Evolution, Apidologie, and Animal Behavior.

This class is offered by the Minnesota Project’s Fruits of the City program and is part of our ongoing series of educational classes geared towards empowering our community with the knowledge to produce high quality, high yielding, fruits and vegetables.  Fruits of the City matches fruit tree owners with volunteer gleaners to donate high quality fruit to local area food shelves.  We would love to work with you on increasing healthy food access in our communities.

The cost of the class is $20 and advance registration is required through:

OR by contacting us directly at or call 651-789-3321

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