Honeybee Health & Human Foodstuffs for the 21st Century

This is a pollinator-friendly event! Do you keep bees, or want to? Eat food? This will be of interest!

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with Hawkshaw Mead Works!
Wednesday, October 24
5 - 7 pm
followed by an optional beekeeping program at 7 pm
EJ Noble Center, 80 E. Main, Canton NY 
RSVP appreciated (see 'TO REGISTER' below.)
Many people are familiar with the contribution of pollinators to at least 30 percent of the world's food crops, and 90 percent of our wild plants, where bees and other pollinators are required for the crops to thrive.  Without bees to spread pollen many human food crops would not be viable, some of which are entirely dependent on pollinators.

This session will provide an overview of the current crisis faced by pollinators and what we can do to change it. For anyone curious about keeping bees, or just interested in our ability to continue eating the foods we are accustomed to, the session will include factors that currently affect the health of our pollinators, their honey, our food and the environment, along with an overview of bee management for those interested in keeping bees.

Presenter William Roome will discuss the affects of modern agriculture and chemicals on honey production, including commercial production and what healthy honey should look like, how it is used, public perception and labeling "quick facts" to help people make healthy choices while shopping. 
The discussion will zoom in for a close-up view of honey, including activities to assess it's nutritional and medicinal value, as well as a narrative for an alternate way, given the specter of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD.)   With awareness of the threats to the bee population posed by pesticides, herbicides, diseases, antibiotics, and other human activity, we can help avoid this catastrophic scenario through nutrition (flowers!) and advocacy.

Already A Beekeeper?
Bring in a small sample of your honey for a nutritional testing activity and tasting!
Optional Session
Following the workshop is another event that participants are welcome to stay for.  The Local Living Venture coordinates a monthly "Bee Discussion Group," generally held on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 :00 p.m. but moved ahead in October due to Halloween.  The group is an relaxed and informal Q&A session where experienced beekeepers and novices share experiences and resources.  The group also sponsors an annual bee co-op to purchase nucleuses and package bees to refill or start new bee colonies in the Spring.

Part of the Pollinator Protection Series
Workshops to share knowledge of the plight of pollinators of all kinds, and what we can do to help.  This series, and the Pollinator Protection program, is a joint venture of the Local Living Venture, WISER Center at SUNY Potsdam and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Environmental Division.  Learn how to be a Pollinator Pal at the link above!

By Hawkshaw Mead Works, opening soon in Canton, NY featuring
mead (a natural honey wine favored by Celts and Vikings), sweet and savory pies, NYS cheese, beer, distillates, wine, local all-natural honey and wax products, along with Viking apparel.

Workshop presenter William Roome has a master’s degree in Environmental Biology/Biotechnology, from the college of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a master’s in science teaching from SUNY Potsdam. He taught Science for 22 years in the public-school system in Maine and New York and currently operates Hawkshaw Apiary in Madrid and Hawkshaw Meadworks, opening soon in Canton, NY.
Betty Evans Community Room in the new wing (left hand door) of the E.J. Noble Medical Bldg.
80 E. Main Street, Canton, NY.
Next to the Best Western, across from the Price Chopper on Rt. 11, Canton.
Look for orange 'Local Living Workshop Site' directional lawn signs.
Exact details, including directions, will be included in the RSVP Confirmation that is sent to all registered participants.

SUGGESTED FREE-WILL DONATION (no one turned away!)
  • For this unique learning experience, a $10 "suggested" donation is requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.  No one turned away for lack of funds, and your "free-will" donation is put in a bucket, not collected in person.
Please note that our Presenters are generous volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, because your donation is a major means of our support as a small community organization.
Walk-ins are welcome, but an RSVP is appreciated!

Send email to LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
Please note the workshop name,  number in party, contact phone number(s) and email address when reserving.
Email confirmation with location, directions, and FAQ will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.

Presented by
William Roome
Local Living Venture
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Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future

Coordinating near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

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With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!

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 Local Living Venture
315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, made possible with support from North Country Savings Bank
Website made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation

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October 24th, 2018 5:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
EJ Noble Medical Building
Betty J. Evans Community Room
80 E. Main St., 2nd Floor
Canton, NY 13617
United States
Phone: 315-347-4223
Mobile: 315-261-1926

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