VIRTUAL: Bees & Beekeeping Talk: Native Bees, Honey Bees, Pollinators, Parasites, & You


Join Frank Linton Ed.M. '86, to learn about bees, local beehives, and what you can do to help our busiest pollinators.


Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2022, 6:00pm-7:00pm ET

Location: Zoom


Roughly 80% of all plant species require pollination, and most pollinators are bees. Over 50 different species of bee are likely to visit your yard looking to pollinate specific plants.


This presentation will focus mainly on one species, the European Honey Bee, Apis mellifera, starting with a look at its social activities inside the hive, then turning to its role in pollinating the foods we eat, and the many ways it is threatened. Finally, we’ll check out local beekeepers and beekeeping and finish up with Things You Can Do to reduce species loss.


About the Author:


Frank Linton, Ed.M. ’86, is the author of Hive Tour: The Insider’s Guide to Honey Bees, and The Observation Hive Handbook: Studying Honey Bees at Home. A retired artificial intelligence engineer, he keeps bees in Chevy Chase, MD. Besides educating and training beekeepers, he promotes accessible beekeeping, and the use of sensors in beehives to monitor colony health and productivity remotely.


You can buy Frank's book, Hive Tour: The Insider’s Guide to Honey Bees from Amazon, or, for discounts on bulk orders visit: and select the tab: Club/Bulk Discounts.


Fee: FREE!