July 2017- Honey Bees and Pollination
Presenters: Charles & Karen Lorence
With more than 40 years of beekeeping behind them, Charles and Karen Lorence are a wonderful resource for us and will share a wealth of knowledge regarding Honey Bees and Pollination. Charles is a director for the American Beekeeping Federation. Karen writes for the American Bee Journal and other newspapers.
Honey Bee Pollination Facts
In addition to gathering nectar to produce honey, honey bees perform a vital second function – pollination, making them a critical component of today’s agricultural market. In fact, about one-third of the human diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants. Honey bees are responsible for 80 % of this pollination.
Although other insects pollinate plants, honey bees are premier pollinators because they are available throughout the growing season and pollinate a wide range of crops.
Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 PM