Title Why Are the Bees Disappearing? The Mystery of Bee Colony Collapse & Its Impact On Our Future
Location Bedford and Lowell campuses
Start Time 4/22/2014 9:00 AM
End Time 4/22/2014 1:00 PM
Middlesex Community College’s Sustainability Advisory Committee will present a special program about bees, their important place in nature, and the mystery behind their alarming disappearance, by master beekeeper Brian Pride, to be held Tuesday, April 22, on the Bedford and Lowell campuses.

Titled “Why Are the Bees Disappearing? The Mystery of Bee Colony Collapse & Its Impact On Our Future,” the Bedford campus program will be held from 9 to 10:15 a.m. in the Campus Center’s Café East, 591 Springs Road.

The same program will be offered on the Lowell campus from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the City Building’s Lower Cafeteria, 33 Kearney Square.

Honeybees have flourished throughout the world for 50 million years. They don’t just make honey, they pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Their pollination is vital to life on Earth. Why, then, have colonies begun dying en masse?

A beekeeper since 2009, Pride owns Bee Pride in Lebanon, Maine. An Eastern Apicultural Society certified master beekeeper, he teaches bee-related classes and workshops at his York County shop.

Committed to the master beekeeper’s mission of education and assistance to new and existing beekeepers, Pride is an active instructor for local adult-education courses. He is also an award-winning mead maker.

For more information about “Why Are the Bees Disappearing?” contact Chris Fiori, chairman of MCC’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, at fioric@middlesex.mass.edu
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