During the course of evolution, pollinators and plants have been involved in a seductive relationship that has been instrumental in creating the fecund world we live in today. Understand how honeybees forage and how they interact with flowers in their search for nectar and pollen. Honeybees are single-source pollinators, engaging their communication and navigation skills to enlist their hive mates tho bring home the goods. Learn to incorporate simple garden/landscape concepts to improve their health, and that of other pollinators.
Date & Time: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020 from 10:30am to 12pm
Presenter: Grai St. Clair Rice
About the Presenter:
Grai St. Clair Rice is an organic beekeeper, as well as a writer/photographer based in NYC. She is a co-founder of HoneybeeLives, an organization that teaches beekeeping and provides apiary services.
After ten years as a Editor/Producer at CNN’s New York Bureau, and many years before in the film, art and publishing worlds, Grai’s focus turned to beekeeping and writing. With her love and knowledge of honeybees she is able to use her talents to encourage a better understanding and appreciation of honeybees by the public at large, and help nurture beekeepers to embrace a gentle spiritual approach to their care.
Grai is the founder of the contemporary Ulster County Beekeepers Association. She lectures on beekeeping and gardening for honeybees, and co-teaches some of the HoneybeeLives classes. She is working on two different books about honeybees and beekeeping, and a children’s book about bugs.
HoneybeeLives is an organization, based in the Hudson Valley, dedicated to encouraging a strong Honeybee population thru education and outreach to the general public and beekeepers. HoneybeeLives’ in-depth workshops, which take place in numerous locations, nurture beginning beekeepers and encourage veteran beekeepers to adopt a Natural, Bio-dynamic approach.
Chris Harp and Grai St. Clair Rice co-founded HoneybeeLives.org in 2005. HoneybeeLives’ work comes from a deep caring and concern for the fragility of the Honeybee population, and a profound respect for the structure of their collective lives and their impact on the health of Mother Earth. HoneybeeLives’ goals are focused on the well-being of the colonies they nurture, and through teaching others raise the awareness of and caring for these amazing creatures.