The Vanishing Honey Bees

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Date(s) - Wednesday, August 12, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

The Vanishing Honey Bees

Beekeepers LogoHoney Bees are vanishing at an alarming rate. Honey Bee colonies, at one time over 5,000,000 hives in the late 1940’s are now only 2.5 Million. Why is this and WHY do we need “pollinators”? This is because Honey Bees are an essential crop pollinator and part of our food chain. Imagine your grocery store produce section with 80% of the fruits and veggies gone. Without bees and other endangered “pollinators” this will happen. The Alarms Bells must be struck or face the reality of an oncoming “Silent Spring”. Mike Kelly, past president of the Sonoma County Beekeeping Association, will share his expertise and how he got into bees by accident.

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mike began his real estate career in 1978 and has worked exclusively in Sonoma County. He has held numerous leadership positions and was chosen Realtor of the Year in 2005 and 2008. Mike, a Rotarian since 1997, is a member of Santa Rosa Sunrise, a Multi-Paul Harris Fellow, past Secretary, and 2013/14 President of his club.

 

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