Bee Colony Crises lecture to be held at Trailside on March 3

MOUTAINSIDE – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a lecture for adults, 18 years and older, on the bee colony crisis at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Tuesday, March, 3 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Bee colony collapse disorder has had a deleterious impact on many agricultural crops worldwide. In our own country the decline of the bee population has significantly increased the cost to farmers.

Tim Schuler, New jersey State Apiarist, will lecture on three causes of trauma to the European honey bee. Enhanced by a power point presentation, the lecture will define the ecological problems we face, the impact on the bee-keepers industry and how professional bee keepers and hobbyists have responded to this crisis.

The program is free, but donations are welcomed. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Freeholders. For more information about this lecture or other activities at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside.

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