The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment

Join us on Tuesday, February 6 from 6:30-8:00 pm for “The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment.” Ken Warchol, Worcester County Bee Inspector, will present this narrated visual presentation.  You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth.  Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival. Ken will bring samples of a variety of honeys for everyone to taste.

Ken Warchol became involved with the Massachusetts Federation of Beekeepers in the 1970’s.  He is considered the bee whisperer and he is a Worcester County Bee Inspector.  He is a 6th generation caretaker of bees; his family’s practice originated in Poland in the 1840’s.  In 1999, Ken was chair of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Worcester County Bee Association, the oldest county beekeeping association in the country. Warchol has continued to speak to a wide variety of interest groups and beekeeping associations throughout New England mostly about honeybee abnormalities and disease.  He has published several articles in the American Bee Journal.

Space is limited, sign up required.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Wolves, Dogs, and Humans

Join us on Monday, January 22 at 6:30 for Wolves, Dogs, and Humans. Nick Shrewsbury, of North by East Dog Training, will be presenting a slideshow on the world of wolves, with personal stories and dog training strategies. Nick has worked with wolves as a staff member of Mission:Wolf and dogs as a manager of Tsali Sled-Racing Kennel and the founder of North by East Dog Training.

Topics will include: an intimate view of wolves at Mission: Wolf Sanctuary; a slideshow of wolf/canine body language; dog training tips and strategies based on wolf behavior; wolf biology, characteristics, personality, and politics. There will be Q and A time to address topics of specific interest after the talk.

Space is limited, sign up required. (Snow date will be Monday, January 29 at the same time.)

This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.