"The Plight of the Urban Bee"

January 30, 2016

10 a.m.

Green Spring Gardens

4603 Green Spring Road

Alexandria, VA 


Please note there is a $10 program fee for this event.


All over North America, honey bees are faltering from myriad problems. Interestingly, news about their struggles has caused the emergence of a new kind of beekeeper, one who is often young, female, and seeking to provide honey bees a safe home in the city.  Author Alison Gillespie spent a year following urban beekeepers in the core cities of the Mid-Atlantic, and then wrote about the experience in her book Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World.  In many surprising "unnatural" locations, the bees form an important link for people to the natural world, and those who tend to city hives are often as interesting as the bees themselves.  This talk will include an overview of the current research on Colony Collapse Disorder and ways that all of us – even those who don't keep bees – can help local pollinators to thrive.   


The book will be available for sale in the Green Spring Gardens gift shop in mid-January.  The author will be signing copies during this event.

"Book Talk: Hives in the City."
January 26, 2016 
7 p.m.

Back Yard Beekeepers Association

http://backyardbeekeepers.com/wp/

​64 Norfield Road

Weston, CT



All over North America, honey bees are faltering from myriad problems. Interestingly, news about their struggles has caused the emergence of a new kind of beekeeper, one who is often young, female, and seeking to provide honey bees a safe home in the city.  Author Alison Gillespie spent a year following urban beekeepers in the core cities of the Mid-Atlantic, and then wrote about the experience in her book Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World.  In many surprising "unnatural" locations, the bees form an important link for people to the natural world, and those who tend to city hives are often as interesting as the bees themselves.  This talk will include an overview of the current research on Colony Collapse Disorder and ways that all of us – even those who don't keep bees – can help local pollinators to thrive.   


Copies of the book will be available for sale at this event; due to WiFi limitations please bring cash or check if you plan to purchase. 

Unless otherwise noted, all events below are open to the public.  


Interested in having Alison Gillespie speak to your garden club, bee association or other group?


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"Book Talk: Hives in the City."
March 1, 2016 
7 p.m.

Central MD Beekeepers Association
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

13555 Beaver Dam Rd.

Cockeysville, MD 21030


All over North America, honey bees are faltering from myriad problems. Interestingly, news about their struggles has caused the emergence of a new kind of beekeeper, one who is often young, female, and seeking to provide honey bees a safe home in the city.  Author Alison Gillespie spent a year following urban beekeepers in the core cities of the Mid-Atlantic, and then wrote about the experience in her book Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World.  In many surprising "unnatural" locations, the bees form an important link for people to the natural world, and those who tend to city hives are often as interesting as the bees themselves.  This talk will include an overview of the current research on Colony Collapse Disorder and ways that all of us – even those who don't keep bees – can help local pollinators to thrive.   


Copies of the book will be available for sale at this event; due to WiFi limitations please bring cash or check if you plan to purchase. 

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