Honeybees and How They Prepare for Winter
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 11:00 am until 12:00 pm
Join us at the Carnegie Library for a presentation on honeybees. Designed for children and their caregivers but all ages are welcome!
Join us at the Carnegie Library for a presentation on honeybees.
This presentation will cover...
- what our amazing honeybees have been doing all summer long to prepare for the winter.
- the life of a worker bee from its earliest stage as nurse bee to the last stage as forager bee and then discuss the differences in worker bees that are born in the fall to be part of the winter cluster.
- what bees do to survive the winters here in New England and some of the challenges they face. During this talk, we will highlight the differences in the queen bee, worker bee, and male drone bee.
- hands-on equipment to gain a better understanding of the colony's structure and as a bonus there will be an observation hive with live honeybees including the queen which participants will be able to see up close.
Designed for children and their caregivers but all ages are welcome!
Bio: Art Canterbury is a 4th generation beekeeper who was born and raised in Virginia. When Art was 6 years old he started helping his grandfather and uncle with bees and then went on to develop a passion for conservation. This passion led him to completing a bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management from Chowan University in North Carolina.
In 2016 Art and his family Paige, Caroline, and Charlotte moved to the area and reside in Montague. Art has recently completed his master beekeeping certification through Cornell University and he with the help of his family manages 30 colonies of honeybees in the countryside of Montague. Art also serves as the vice president of the Franklin County Beekeeping Association.
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