Spring Pollinator Class
Title: Power to the Pollinators!
Introduce yourself to Long Island's pollinators including bumble bees, leafcutter bees, mason bees, squash bees, and even flies and moths! There are close to 450 different bee species in New York State - these are the superheroes of our gardens and farms. Wild bees are 2-3 times more effective at pollinating than honeybees. Honeybees supplement the work of wild bees, not the other way around. Join Veteran Beekeeper Laura Klahre (Blossom Meadow Farm) as she discusses why and specifically which gentle pollinators will be most advantageous for higher yields and larger, more well-rounded produce. Innovations at her farm and specific actions you can take to put more food on your table and support bee populations (e.g., flowers to plant, types of habitat to provide, and advanced bee ranching efforts) will be discussed. This class offering is in partnership with the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium and the Center for Ethical Biodiversity (1 meeting)
Laura’s 2015 TEDx Talk on “How to Increase Food Production by Using Native Pollinators” is here.
Tuition: $30 sign up here
Time: 9am to 12noon
Date (choose one): Saturday March 9th or Sunday April 7th
Location: Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center
Center for Ethical Biodiversity at the Northville Grange Hall (5268 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY)