Date(s) - June 6, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Learn about the importance of honey bees from art, experts, and local preservation organizations in the community. This buzz-filled event is inspired by Jarret Mellenbruch’s Haven sculptures in the Park.
1–3 pm: Community Organizations
Drop in to chat with local preservation organizations including Middlesex County Beekeepers’ Association, People Protecting Pollinators, Little Beehive Farm of Holliston, and the Watertown Friends of Bees.
1:30 pm: Talk with Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich
Join an informative and lively conversation about the declining bee population with Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, founder of The Best Bees Company, author of The Bee: A Natural History, and dynamic TED talk speaker.
2:30 pm: Dialogue with Brynmore Williams and Rachael Bonoan
In partnership with Catalyst Conversations, an organization founded in 2012 to open a critical path for dialogue between the arts and sciences, Brynmore Williams and Rachael Bonoan discuss their respective interest in and mutual admiration for bees. An urban beekeeper and documentary filmmaker, Williams is fascinated by the sound of bees. Bonoan is a PhD candidate and researcher who studies how nutrition affects honeybees’ immune systems.