Spring is here and that means it's time for wheeled devices!
Bring your bicycle, skateboard, scooter, pushcart, rickshaw, dolly, or roller
skates over to The Barn Good Thrift Store on Wednesdays from 6-8 to get mended
so you can cruise around. If you are
interested, student Alex Duane will walk you through the steps of fixing
certain parts of a bicycle so you can learn too. Depending on the repair, it will cost between
FREE and $5.
Then maybe you will ride your bicycle more and drive a vehicle less!
All bikes should be working. If your bike is not working, then bring it on
over. The Barn Good Thrift Store is
located in the Barn behind the Java House on University Avenue.
A Hive demonstration with local beekeeper Greg Kalicin
What goes on behind the scenes of the honeybee hive? Greg and Deb Kalicin are the owners of Harmoney Farm in Lisbon, NY. Greg is also the president of the Empire State Honey Producers Association. With real demonstration hives, Greg will go over the fascinating basics of inside the hive and allow participants to have a better understanding of bees. No experience necessary, all are welcome!
We will meet at 3:30pm on the Greenhouse (70 park street) lawn if weather permits. If not, we'll go inside. Baked goods provided. :)
Two Honeybee documentaries showing in Griffiths 123 auditorium (down the hall from the new perfomance hall)
Silence of the Bees
"Silence of the Bees explores one of nature's most baffling mysteries: the disappearance of the honeybee. Join researchers as they scramble to discover why honeybees are dying in record numbers and to stop the epidemic before it spreads further."
Tales From the Hive
"This documentary captures rarely seen images from the life of a bee: the queen's "wedding flight," a struggle between rivals for the queenship, and the "waggle" dance (in which the scout bees convey the exact location of nectar to a group of attentive bees). The highly social world of bees is revealed, as they share in the gathering of food, communication, shelter construction, and defense."
Come to either or stay for a night of bees! Hope to see you there!
Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the current state of Beekeeping-
Learn why bees all over the world are dying and how each of us influences their survival
by Ross Conrad, Winston Room at 7pm
Ross Conrad learned his craft from world-renowned beekeeper and apitherapist, Charles Mraz, and Charlie's son Bill. Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping, and author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture. Ross has given bee related presentations and led organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His human-scale beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, supplies friends and neighbors with honey and candles among other bee related products.
The Bee Aware Dana Dinner is aimed at connected bring awareness to the millions of honey-bees that pollinte our food. Throughout the dining hall there will be information indicating foods that are partially or entirely pollinated by honeybees. Honey bees are the main pollinators of flowering plants that humans cultivate...without the bees, we would have a very limited menu!
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Check out other Beek Week events in the attached schedule.