Honey Bees pollinate more than 100 crops in North America that account for approximately one-third of our food! Yet pesticides used by homeowners and farmers are among many stressors threatening commercially managed and wild colonies. Mark Creighton’s webinar will discuss the important ecological role of Honey Bees, how they differ from related insects in your yard, and what researchers are learning about their decline.
Mark first began beekeeping on his family’s New Hampshire farm and after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard became a Master Beekeeper. In 2012 he became the State Apiary Inspector at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, responsible for licensing honeybee apiaries and monitoring the health of Connecticut’s bees. He is a frequent speaker who the Connecticut Beekeepers Association recognized as Beekeeper of the Year in 2014.
The Nature Lecture Series is co-sponsored with the Town of Bloomfield Leisure Services, who will host the webinar. You may participate on any internet-connected device with a web browser. Please register for free at left to receive login details in advance.