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September 6 - September 7$150 – $180
Co-Sponsored by MOFGA
Hovering and whirring insects, life-giving to birds and invertebrates, are pollinating! Join to learn more about insect habitat and behavior, their ecology, reproduction, population dynamics and impact on agricultural production. Our teachers will cover landscape-design, natural beekeeping, learning how to mitigate pesticide impacts and create sanctuaries for these critical creatures on our farms and on our landscapes. You don’t have to own land to learn how to help the insects. We will specifically talk about how to create plantings on common lands (church, school, playground, cemetery etc.) that benefits the native bees, butterflies, moths and other insects we share the flowers with. This session is compatible with attending the international beekeeping conference “Apimondia” in Montreal, and is conveniently enroute from many parts of the country via scenic Rt. One highway.