‘Bee Aware’ presentation and honey tasting at Mt. Laurel Library on April 13

This presentation will discuss the plight of insect pollinators, with a special focus on honey bees. A local beekeeper will also offer a free honey tasting.

Residents are invited to a free “Bee Aware and Honey Tasting” event at the Mt. Laurel Library on Thursday, April 13.

This presentation will discuss the plight of insect pollinators, with a special focus on honey bees, detailing their decline known as colony collapse disorder, and what it means for the food supply, economy, and environment.

Attendees can find out what they can do to help and what commonly used pesticides are toxic to bees and other beneficial insects.

Local beekeeper, Joel Sternin, will offer a free honey tasting before the talk starting at 6 p.m. Sternin began as a hobbyist in 2008 and now has his hives on a nearby farm and is supplying bees to new beekeepers in New Jersey.

The event is sponsored by the Mt Laurel Green Team, Mt Laurel Library, and Sustainable Cherry Hill Gardening Task Force.

Registration is not required, but attendees can help sponsors bettter plan the event by registering at www.eventbrite.com and searching for “Bee Aware” in Mt. Laurel.