Monthly Speaker Series

  • The programs are open to the public. A $5.00 donation is suggested. They take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St., Unity. For more information, please contact info@sebasticookrlt.org or 948-3766.

Wednesday, August  9.

 “What’s the Buzz About Bees?”

Talk description: What types of bees are found in Maine? Why are some bee species in decline? What can we do to protect bee populations in Maine? What plants encourage bees in our landscapes?  Jennifer’s talk will focus on understanding basic bee biology, nesting requirements, and foraging behavior in order to answer these and many other common questions about bees.

Bio: Jennifer Lund is the State Apiculturist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.  The Apiary program helps prevent the introduction and spread of regulated honey bee diseases, parasites, and undesirable genetic material in resident and migratory honey bee colonies. It also helps facilitate the movement of honey bees for crop pollination and honey production.  Jennifer Lund has a Master’s degree in Entomology from the University of Maine and almost 20 years of entomological experience.  Jennifer is passionate about honeybee health and helping beekeepers succeed.  Aside from managing the honeybee inspection program and helping Maine beekeepers, Jennifer also has several of her own hives that she maintains on her farm in Arglye Township, Maine.