Join the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and certified master beekeeper Janice Mercieri for “To Bee or Not to Bee: Explaining the Plight of our honeybees and how it affects our food chain" at The Rocks in Bethlehem on February 20, 2019. The free program is part of the annual winter Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series. Mercieri is a certified master beekeeper with 7 years of experience growing hives and teaching beekeeping in the North Country. With the help of her husband, Joe, they tend to over 65 hives located in Bethlehem, Littleton, Franconia, Sugar Hill, Whitefield and Dalton. Mercieri was recently named WRENtrepreneur of the Year (Farm and Food category) from growing her hobby/passion into a sustainable business in a few short years. Come for an informative program explaining the plight of our honeybees and how it affects our food chain. It makes no difference if you are a seasoned beekeeper or are shopping for your groceries, each step in the process of our food chain matters for generations to come. Learn about what you can do help make sure that our bees and food supply remain vibrant and healthy.
The free program is open to the public and is part of the annual winter Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the nearby Rocks on Christmas Lane. Pre-registration is not required.
Owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Bretzfelder Park is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. The Park, bequeathed to the Forest Society in 1984 by Helen Bretzfelder in memory of her father, Charles, houses a classroom, educational trails, a pond, and several picnic sites. Two series of educational programs are held there each year, in February and August. For more information and a calendar of events please visit www.therocks.org, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 603-444-6228. The Rocks is the North Country Conservation & Education Center of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.