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Join the Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center and WORD Bookstore  for an author talk with Frank Mortimer on his new bookBee People and the Bugs they Love. Mr. Mortimer invites readers on an eye-opening journey into the secret world of bees, and the singular world of his fellow bee-keepers.  He will be in conversation with former beekeeper and NYPD officer Darren Mays.

In connecting with this club of disparate but kindred spirits, Frank discovers the centuries-old history of the trade; the practicality of maintaining it; what bees see, think, and feel; how they talk to each other and socialize; and what can be done to combat their biggest threats, both human (anti-apiarist extremists) and mite (the Varroa Destructor).

Frank the Bee Man delivers an informative, funny, and galvanizing book about the symbiotic relationship between flower and bee, and bee and the beekeepers who are determined to protect the existence of one of the most beguiling and invaluable creatures on earth.

Frank Mortimer is an adjunct instructor at the Cornell University Master Beekeeping Program, Vice President of the New Jersey State Beekeepers Association, and a Certified Master Beekeeper.  Frank is the author of Bee People and the Bugs They Love, (Kensington Publishing, Summer 2020) and has written multiple articles featured in the widely circulated Bee Culture Magazine. 


This is an outdoor event and registration is required. Mr. Mortimer will have contained bees with him!  Books will be available for purchase WORD Bookstore at the event.

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