Crops from nuts to vegetables and as diverse as alfalfa, apple, cantaloupe, cranberry, pumpkin, and sunflower all require pollinating by honey bees. Bee keeping is a relatively small industry, but a hugely important one for agriculture. Tony P. Siebenck, “the Honey Man” discussed the life of a bee and its hive, as well as the diseases and weather conditions that affect it.

The presentation was part of Lourdes University Lifelong Learning series.