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Bees and Pollination Class TOMORROW.

June 11, 2012

There is still time to register for our upcoming Fruits of the City class on Bees and Pollination held on Tuesday, June 12th.

We are especially excited to have Dr. Marla Spivak as our guest presenter.  Dr.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.  Dr. Spivak is one of the most knowledgeable  and established researchers in this field.  It is a great opportunity for Fruits of the City to have this level of expertise included in our ongoing series of classes.

About the Class:

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.

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

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

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


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.

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