Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bee there or bee square

WOOOO HOOOO!!!! Free local all day program on BEES!

In case you don't know, I'm a bee groupie. This excites me more than what I care to mention.

Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2007
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Gidakiimanaanbooshkegiin Environmental Science and Outdoor Student Club at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

The symposium will feature expert speakers, a demonstration on how to build a simple beehive, booths with literature and information about bees and beekeeping, product vendors, equipment sales representatives, and a used equipment exchange forum.

The event is FREE and open to the public. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided, as well as games and a supervised indoor play area for children.

SYMPOSIUM HIGHLIGHTS:Minnesota premiere of "POLLEN NATION" a documentary film about the phenomenon of the commercial pollination industryhttp://www.pollennationthemovie.com

Speakers: GARY S. REUTER, Scientist at the University of Minnesota Department of Entomology http://www.extension.umn.edu/honeybees, who will talk about domesticated and wild bees.

JOHN SKALKO, a professional beekeeper from Esko, will demonstrate the art of beekeeping, discuss health benefits and marketing of bee products.

For more information, to volunteer or sponsor this symposium, contact Francois Medion in the Environmental Science Club office at 218-879-0796, or via email to seventh_fire@s.fdltcc.edu.

10:00 am Opening and Pipe Ceremony
10: 30 am John Skalko “Beekeeping in Northern Minnesota”
11:30 am Gary Reuter “Bees in Changing Climate”
12:30 Noon Feast: made from Local Produce
Networking, Science Posters, Vendors
“Beehive Construction Demo.”
1:30 pm “Pollen Nation”
2:30 pm Gary Reuter: “Wild Bees”
3:45 pm Closing remarks and “Traveling Song”

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