Lunchtime Lecture: Chicago’s Beekeepers
October 16, 2019, 12PM
Cities like Chicago are increasingly becoming safe havens for honeybees. Come learn about the importance of urban honey bees and how they can be nurtured in the city. In this talk, beekeepers Barbara Ryan and Pedro Ortiz will take us through the basics of beekeeping, discuss the challenges facing honeybees, and some of the possible solutions to be found within our own neighborhoods.
Barbara Ryan and Pedro Ortiz are backyard beekeepers in Rogers Park, Chicago. Pedro is originally from Guatemala; Barbara is a lifelong Chicagoan. They produce and sell honey, teach and about beekeeping and mentor aspiring beekeepers. They are frequent travelers, and take the opportunity to visit beekeepers in foreign locales.
Presented by Molly Doane, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Associate Head/Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago. This program is in association with the exhibition, Plant Medicine.
Free with the price of admission.