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Bee People and the Bugs They Love: Virtual Author Event with Frank Mortimer

Thursday April 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a virtual event with Frank Mortimer! He’ll tell you about his journey from bee-curious to Master Beekeeper, and how his childhood fascination of the industrious bee led him to become a seasoned, certified master responsible for the productive survival of his own backyard hives.


Bumbling along from hobbyist to expert, Mortimer – aka “Frank the Bee Man” – learns the hard way about the frequently misunderstood, always rewarding pastime of cultivating bees, attending to and growing their colonies, and aiding them in honey production.

BEE PEOPLE swarms with buzzy facts about the seeming peculiarities of beekeepers by relating his own transformation and introducing you to his fellow beekeepers.  Bees require commitment, practice, attention, and following the advice of more experienced beekeepers – which many “new-bees” fail to do.

As he takes his obsession to the next level on his way to becoming a certified Bee Person, Mortimer’s world quickly expands.  His affinity for bees naturally extends to what blooms in his backyard, how bees communicate (watch their waggling bee butts), and following the unbreakable rules of beekeeping, gleaned over millennia.

Please register and a Zoom link will be sent out before the event.

Co-Sponsored by the Avon Library, Garden of Club of Avon, and West Avon Garden Club.


Thursday April 28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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