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November 7, 2023
7:30 PM
Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, TX 75013
A man in a beekeeper suit taking bees from a hive.
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OnStage @ APL presents Talking Bees

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Learn about the ecological importance of bees, the multiple flavors of honey, and what can be done at your house to protect bees and help them pollinate from certified master beekeeper and founder of Round Rock Honey, Konrad Bouffard. Attendees will receive a free jar of honey.

The taste of raw honey varies with the source’s locale. Where the hives are placed and what’s growing around it can make a significant difference. This is because every plant’s nectar has its own unique characteristics that affect the flavor of honey.   

Konrad observes, "The ability of honeybees to sting - their natural defense mechanism - causes many to react with fear to them.  Fear, combined with widespread pesticide use, extreme shifts in weather patterns, and an increasing lack of diversity of flora on which bees can feed has caused widespread environmental degradation. Honeybees are a critical source of renewal for ecosystems all over the planet, and we must make an effort to understand how basic decisions like when or when not to mow a yard and what to plant in home gardens impacts their long-term survival.  It is my hope that the citizens of the City of Allen will attend Talking Bees to learn details about the current state of honeybees in Texas and how to live a more bee-friendly and eco-friendly life."

 Sponsored by H-E-B Grocery and The Healthy Hive Foundation, this program is free.  

The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.

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