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June 16th, 2016 · No Comments · Books, Children, City Library, Events, Foundation, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

Queen Bee

The Queen Bee in her colony.

Beekeeping is experiencing a surge in popularity across the country.  This is partly in response to concerns about the loss of large numbers of honey bees over the past several years.  This honey bee loss is referred to as Colony Collapse Disorder.  The increased interest in beekeeping has some now saying that the danger has been averted.

If you are interested in learning more about Colony Collapse Disorder please check out the links throughout this article.  Feel free to comment on this blog.  We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions.

We need the bees!

According to the Greenpeace organization seventy out of the top 100 human food cropswhich supply about 90 percent of the world’s nutritionare pollinated by bees!

Where can you get more information?

 

  1. Manchester City Library ~ Borrow books from the honey bee display in the Rotunda at the Main Library.

 

  1. Are you tempted to don a fashionable beekeeper hat and raise your own honey bee colony? These sites provide information and support.  Check them out!

 

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Suited up.

The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture

 

New Hampshire Beekeepers Association

 

Merrimack Valley Beekeepers

 

Capital Area Beekeepers Association

We’ll bee seeing you!

 

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