CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will host "Creating Forage and Nesting Habitat for Native Bees" on Friday, May 29 from 7-8:30 p.m.
NH is home to several hundred species of native bees. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, will discuss the roles and importance of native bees in New Hampshire's natural ecosystems and agriculture and will discuss what you can do to support native bees on your property by protecting, creating, and enhancing forage and nesting habitat. Papineau will discuss the steps involved in creating perennial wildflower meadows and guidelines for creating bee gardens and nesting sites.
Papineau is a Field Specialist in Food & Agriculture with UNH Cooperative Extension, Merrimack County and is Co-Director of the Northern New England Pollinator Habitat Working Group. Papineau works with the county's agricultural and horticultural industries, providing research-based education and information to help farmers, growers, and others solve problems, make informed decisions, and strengthen businesses while conserving natural resources. Amy is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with degrees in Environmental Horticulture and Plant Biology.
Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include Shaker Roots—In Celebration of Simple Living and the Shaker Legacy, the annual dinner and auction benefiting Canterbury Shaker Village on Wednesday, June 24. To view the complete 2015 calendar of events and workshops visit www.shakers.org.
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