This movie will discuss the life cycle of bees and diseases of all breeds around the world. In the US, the latest estimates suggest that a total of 1.5 million (out of 2.4 million total beehives) have disappeared across 27 states. In Germany, according to the National Beekeepers’ Association, one-fourth of all colonies have been destroyed, with losses reaching up to 80% on some farms. The same phenomenon has been observed in Switzerland, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Poland and England, where this syndrome has been nicknamed “the Mary Celeste Phenomenon,” after a ship whose crew vanished in 1872. Members of the Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Club will also be on hand to answer questions.
Registration not required. Presented by CCE’s Master Gardener Volunteers
Cairo Public Library / Community Room
15 Railroad Avenue
Cairo, New York 12413