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The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment and A Honey Tasting, with Ken Warchol, April 30, 2017


The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment and A Honey Tasting
with Ken Warchol

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Community Room, Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

Please note that this program will begin at 3:00 p.m. instead of the usual 2:00 p.m.


Join Ken Warchol for this narrated visual presentation. You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand this mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in our lives. Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival.

Ken will bring samples of a variety of honeys for everyone to taste.

Ken Warchol is a 6th-generation caretaker of bees; his family's practice originated in Poland in the 1840s. In 1999, Ken was chair of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Worcester County Bee Association, the oldest county beekeeping association in the country.

Warchol speaks to a wide variety of groups and beekeeping associations throughout New England, mostly about honeybee abnormalities and disease. He has published articles in the American Bee Journal and has co-authored multiple papers in the Bulletin of Insectology.


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