Beginning in 2006 honeybees began disappearing from agricultural regions across America. Beekeepers continue to report losing 30–90% of their hives. Scientists does not know why this is happening, but there is hope. Studies show that honeybees flourish in urban areas, and many major cities like New York, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco have legalized urban beekeeping.
Join Chelsea McFarland, co-founder of HoneyLove.org, for the latest update on the honeybee crisis and for information on urban beekeeping on Wednesday, September 7, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Culver-Palms Family YMCA. Admission is free and open to the community.
Honeylove.org is a local non-profit conservation organization that aims to protect the honeybees and to inspire and educate new urban beekeepers. “Bees pollinate eighty percent of the world’s plants, including ninety different food crops,” says McFarland. “In fact, one out of every three to four bites of food comes from crops pollinated by a bee.”
Please check in at the Front Desk. The Culver-Palms Family YMCA is located at 4500 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 90213, 310-390-3604.