Honey, I Shrunk the Pollinator Population

  • Wednesday, July 03, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • Wednesday, July 03, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Penobscot Shores
  • 9



This course will review pollination and its importance and introduce us to pollinators of various types. We will see a wildlife videographer's beautiful videos of pollinators in action.

The second week, Nancy Perkins will lead our discussion of a well-plotted novel, The Bees, by Laline Paull, which describes life in a hive, from the point of view of a honeybee.

We'll cover the threats to the pollinator population - they might not be what you think they are! And Master Gardener, Ruth Heffron, will present things to do (and not do) in your garden, and what to plant, in order to encourage pollinators.

The final week we'll visit the honey hives at Penobscot Shores in Belfast. Throughout, I hope to collect honey-based recipes from participants for sharing, and I'll also provide suggested reading and watching for your pollinator enjoyment.


Instructor: Patsy Meisner

Patsy Meisner is a former elementary school and art teacher. She's a member of Belfast Senior College Curriculum Committee. She is not an expert in bees or other pollinators but is an avid fan of their work and depends on them, as we all do, in her garden. She has collected information to provide a broad view of pollinators and our dependance on them and would like you to enjoy it with her and others. She'd love to learn what you know too. 

Photo courtesy of Penobscot Shores

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