Monday, November 21, 2016

Southern Vermont Beekeepers to present guest speaker Andrew Munkres at their Dec. 6th meeting

Just a reminder that we have Andrew Munkres from Lemon Fair Honeyworks in Cornwall, VT is our guest speaker on December 6th.
Please note that the time has been changed to 7:30 PM to avoid overlap with another group at the Manchester Community Library.

We are supporting this presentation from our treasury so we hope that many of you will be able to participate and bring a guest.

This is the announcement that is appearing in some of the local newspapers: 

Andrew Munkres of the Lemon Fair Honeyworks will be the guest speaker at the Manchester Community Library on December 6th at 7:30PM.

His discussion topic is “Sustainable Beekeeping”. It has been said of Andrew that beekeeping is more than just a job it is a source of “endless intellectual stimulation”. This is the passion that Andrew brings to beekeeping and his respect for nature.
From an interview Molly Triffen wrote, "The most fascinating thing about bees, in Andrew‟s mind, is the wisdom of the hive. “You can‟t think about individual bees as an organism; the whole colony acts together,” he explains. “As a group, they have the knowledge to know when to forage, where the best forages are, when to replace the queen, when it‟s time to swarm, when they shouldn't. It‟s a very democratic process—kind of like a Vermont town meeting.”

The presentation is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Southern Vermont Beekeepers Association.

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