The startling decline of the honey bee population has been at the center of lots of discussion over the past few years.  On Thursday, June 23 at 7pm, biologist and beekeeper Anne Marie Fauvel will be at the library to talk the importance of bees and the challenges they face.

Bees are exceedingly important in pollinating fruit trees and bushes like the cherries, apples, and blueberries that West Michigan is so proud of, and they’re also crucial to the environment and human health.  Anne Marie will discuss bee biology, the harsh times honey bee colonies are weathering, and what the future holds.

Anne Marie teaches biology and liberal studies at Grand Valley State University.  She maintains her own beehives and oversees the hives on the GVSU campuses in Holland and Allendale.  Her research is related to hive monitoring, nutrition, and colony health.

Learn the buzz about bees and ways you can help support the honey bee population this summer by visiting the library on June 23.