Join us for our next Fun Meeting on Friday, May 5th at Pine Jog Environmental Center!
- Hands on Apiary: 5:30PM
- Gathering for the meeting starts at 6:30 PM
- Presentation at 7:00PM
Address: 6301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Live Apiary Session will also take place starting at 5:30 PM
As always, we will have raffles and yummy snacks!
FREE For members, $10 for non-members.
Jon Elmquist is our Guest Speaker and will be talking about whether there's a conflict between Honey Bees and Wild Bees.
Jon Elmquist is an Insect Conservation Technician in Jaret Daniels’ lab at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, where he supports research efforts to help conserve imperiled butterflies and bees. He earned his master’s degree in entomology at Penn State studying risk to pollinators from neonicotinoid insecticides applied to trees for management of the spotted lanternfly. Jon’s previously worked as a research technician at the University of Florida, managing apiaries, assisting projects on honey bee husbandry and pollinator ecology, and educating others about bees through extension. His professional interest with pollinator conservation and education began when he was a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where he was given opportunities to monitor local butterfly populations and engage park guests about pollinators and the importance of conserving them. Outside of his work, Jon likes to spend time with family and friends, write metal music, learn philosophy, and take walks outside for “bee-watching”.
Guest/Non-Current PAID Member Fee to attend is $10.00.
Apiary (Bee Yard) Time begins 5:30-5:45 p.m.
Speaker Presentation begins 7:00 p.m.
Please remember, there is a raffle with many items to try to win.
Hope to see you there!