Jesup to be abuzz about honey bees

BAR HARBOR — Ed Flanagan of sustainable blueberry producer Wyman’s of Maine will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. to discuss his company’s environmental initiatives, including their commitment to saving the honey bees.

Honey bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of our nation’s produce, including wild blueberries. Every berry grown owes its existence to the crazy dance of a honey bee from flower to flower. As Wyman’s likes to say, “In our business, it is simple: no bees, no berries!”

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the mysterious disappearance of honey bees, was first detected in 2006. Since then, Wyman’s has taken a national leadership role in the effort to help beekeepers solve CCD and eliminate the threat to our nation’s crops.

Flanagan will discuss measures we can all take to help protect the honey bees that are so essential to our food supply.

This topic literally affects each and every one of us.

Call the library at 288-4245 or email [email protected]

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