Next Club Meeting on Sunday, January 26, 2:00
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Guest Speakers: Ed and Marian SzymanskiEd and Marian will be presenting information about plants that provide nectar and pollen to honeybees and other pollinators in Eastern Massachusetts. Emphasis is placed on plants that provide quality food for bees and good nectar supply for honey production throughout the year, as well as on providing a diverse selection of plants for the bees to choose from. We will also talk about what makes a good bee plant, and what to avoid.
Ed and Marian Szymanski are homesteaders and beekeepers. They live on just over one acre of land in Franklin, Mass. on a lot planted with fruits, vegetables and flowers, and as little grass as possible. The homestead includes bees and chickens, and a wide variety of fruits, berries, vegetables and pollinator-specific gardens. Their recent focus has been on identifying plants that provide quality food to bees and other pollinators and incorporating them into the homestead landscape. They are members of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, and Ed currently serves as Intermediate Bee School Director for Norfolk County (MA) Beekeepers Association and Program Coordinator for Rhode Island Beekeepers Association.
Our meeting will be at the Sisters of St Joseph Conference Center, 1725 Brentwood Road, Brentwood NY. Doors open at 12:30. The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.