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December 15 @ 12:11 pm
Interested in learning more about the St. Croix Valley’s national park? Join the National Park Service and the St. Croix River Association in exploring the heritage, natural wonders, and communities of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway during this year’s Riverway Speaker Series. The series concludes on Saturday, April 12, 2014, with a program about the survival of honey bee colonies.
Agricultural Land Use and the Survival of Honey Bee Colonies
Presented by Matthew Smart, University of Minnesota Bee Lab
The Upper Midwest is the summer home of thousands of commercial honey bee colonies maintained for honey production and colony growth, many of which will be used for pollination of California almonds the following spring. Changing agricultural land use patterns across the region raise serious questions regarding the continuing ability of these landscapes to support large populations of honey bee colonies and the future sustainability of the beekeeping industry and our bee-pollinated food supply.
The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the St. Croix River Association office, 230 South Washington Street, Unit 1, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (next to the St. Croix Falls Public Library).
Reservations are encouraged but not required. To reserve a space, please fill out the form below. You can also reserve a seat by calling (715) 483-3300 or sending an email to email@example.com.
Reservations can only be held until the start of the program. Please arrive on time.