Jack Dunlop, a local Beekeeper, and caretaker of the honey bee colonies at the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center.
Bees have had their sticky feet in the honey on your breakfast toast and have pollinated the fruit that you eat. It doesn't stop there. In fact, one-third of our global food supply is pollinated by bees, including more than 130 fruits and vegetables that make up a nutritious diet. We have always relied on bees to do the work of keeping food crops and plants alive. But beginning in 2006, beekeepers began reporting that up to 90 percent of their hives had vanished. With some 75 percent of food crops relying at least partially on pollinators, this is an increasingly ominous sign raising serious concerns about the future of global food supply. What on earth is causing this decline?
Jack Dunlop will discuss the decline in bees and will share answers and solutions to the problem.
$35.00 per person. (Includes a full catered lunch and wine)
Please reserve your seat by April 4th by contacting
Kathy Wilson at 386-756-2342 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org