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A few times each year I join other members of Living Poetry and we write poems inspired by a science talk at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Tomorrow, Thursday, July 25 is a presentation on Beekeeping in Cities by beekeeper Ben Dictus of Bee Downtown.

You don’t need to be local to watch and listen! The museum maintains a livestream, so you can either watch it live wherever you are, or watch the recording afterwards. If you plan to be in Raleigh tomorrow, the talk starts at 7p at the Daily Planet Cafe. (The fish and chips are my fav!)

As long-time readers know, this week’s topic resonates with me. I’m a Certified Beekeeper and most of my time this year has been managing swarming hives, speaking for the bees in my county as they lose forage due to tree loss, and selling out of honey even before I finished labeling the bottles!

Hope you’ll get a chance to watch, learn about bees, and enjoy some poetry!

beekeeper catching a swarm

Catching my first swarm this past spring.

Bonus: Two weeks from tomorrow is the museum’s Science Cafe on backyard chickens. Yes, I will be writing poetry then too!

In case you missed it, earlier this year we presented poems at the science cafe on Saving the World’s Endangered Turtles. We take the stage at the 54:30 mark.