In response to the question of Beekeeping Classes in Chicago
Modern Beekeeping: It?s Challenges and Opportunities, A Public Conversation
Saturday, November 15th, 10am-2pm, Community Room, $10 fee plus potluck dish
Join us on the third Saturday in November for a two-part presentation that broaches some of the current questions buzzing around about bees and beekeeping. In the morning, Adony Melathopoulos (Canadian author of the seminal article ?Nature?s Most Sustainable Sweetener?) will give an introductory talk on honey bee biology and management. After a potluck lunch, Melathopoulos will be joined by a prominent Chicago beekeeper, Michael Thompson, and o the rs in a vibrant panel discussion of the current state of modern beekeeping.
Main panel topics to be covered include: the broader implications of beekeeping to the food system, the political and economic forces that currently (and historically) shape beekeeping, beekeeping as a business: pollination and honey production, urban beekeeping challenges and opportunities, and a colony collapse disorder update. Resources and learning opportunities will be on display and available throughout the day. Beekeeping Panelists will include, but are not limited to: Peter Hansen, Apiary Inspector for the Illinois Department of Agriculture; Adony Melathopoulos, Apicultural Biotechnician for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada ; and Michael Thompson, Farm Manager of the Chicago Honey Co-op.
Space is limited, so please register now for this November presentation. To register or for updated information, please email Robin Cline at .