Bees are a big issue all over the country. As the Urban Apiary Institute says, “Bad things are happening to bees.”
This is not a new issue for our blog either. For example, the Mequon Nature Preserve is asking residents to grow native plants specifically because they help to preserve populations of bees, birds, and butterflies.
But maybe you want more. Maybe you want to take a more active role in promoting and protecting honeybee health.
Maybe you even want fresh local honey that comes from your own back yard.
If that’s the case, you’ll probably want to join the Urban Apiculture Institute at the Menomonee Falls Public Library tomorrow night for a free class called “Wisconsin’s Native Bees.” It starts at 6:30 PM.
Urban beekeeping is not only possible but vastly beneficial to the ecosystem.
To learn more about the Urban Apiculture Institute and its mission, just click on the video below.
The UAI also offers certified bee keeping classes. If you can’t make it to tomorrow’s event you might also want to check this website for additional information about getting involved in all of the classes that the UAI has to offer. You can also call Linda Reynolds at 414-256-4652.
If you need help getting there, the library address is 8436 Pilgrim Rd, W156N8436 Pilgrim Rd., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.
If you’ve got nothing else to do tomorrow you should go! If nothing else you’ll need to start your planning early if you’re going to get your bee supplies by the time spring rolls around.