Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Our Honey Week Events

As you know, Tim is one of the original founders of the NYC HoneyFest! The BoroughBees crew will be at the HoneyFest on September 13th, but if you would like to come say Hi, ask questions, or buy honey in a less hectic environment, we have two more FREE events for you to attend. Both are through the Gowanus Canal Conservancy!

Urban Ecology Lecture: 
The Role of Honeybees and Other Pollinators in Urban Areas
Timothy O'Neal - September 10, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, FIND Furnishings (43 9th St., between Smith St. and 2nd Ave.)
Timothy ONeal, a local beekeeper and founder of BoroughBees.com, will lead a dialogue on the role honeybees and other pollinators play in our local, national, and global food systems. He will discuss how bees and humans interact with each other, and how those interactions may be improved and made more sustainable in the future. He will be joined for a Q&A session by fellow BoroughBee members Shelly Fank, Kimberly Rubin, and Olivia Weber. Please pre-submit questions to Info@BoroughBees.com. 
Tim ONeal is a New York City public school biology teacher who maintains and consults on hives throughout New York City. He has kept bees for almost 20 years and got his first two hives in middle school. He was as popular as that implies. 
Shelly Fank has worked as an environmental consultant, native plant conservationist, beekeeper, and puppet maker all over the U.S. She's migratory, but her bees are staunch New Yorkers. 
Kimberly Rubin came to New York by way of Maine by way of Illinois. This is her third season beekeeping in Brooklyn. In her spare time she enjoys reading novels that contain obscure references to bees. 
Olivia Weber is a private practice Art Therapist and Yoga Instructor in NYC. She has lived in over 15 states, but was born and raised in Singapore. She speaks Tagalog, enjoys cooking, and makes art. This is her 3rd year as a beekeeper living in constant awe of these tiny creatures. 
Click here to RSVP!

Local beekeepers at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy invite wanna-bees into our own Salt Lot for a tour of our apiary for NYCHoneyweek! Join the tour at Gowanus Canal Conservancy, September 14 at 11:30 a.m. 
To RSVP, email Kimberly at: kimberly@boroughbees.com