Program: The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment With Ken Warchol

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. Registration Required!

Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main Street, Athol, on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m., when we welcome Ken Warchol, Worcester County Bee Inspector for his presentation on the honeybee.

Join Kenneth Warchol for this narrated visual presentation.  You will travel right inside a beehive to better understand the mysterious social insect and the role that it plays in humanity’s survival on Earth.  Learn about the challenges honeybees face in our environment and find out how we can help this insect that is essential to our own survival.

Ken brings samples of a variety of honeys for everyone to taste. 

Ken Warchol became involved with the Massachusetts Federation of Beekeepers in the 1970s.  Warchol is considered the bee whisperer and he is a Worcester County Bee Inspector.  He is a 6th generation caretaker of bees; his family’s practice originated in Poland in the 1840s.  In 1999, Ken was chair of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Worcester County Bee Association, the oldest county beekeeping association in the country.

Warchol has continued to speak to a wide variety of interest groups and beekeeping associations throughout New England mostly about honeybee abnormalities and disease.  He has published several articles in the American Bee Journal.

This library program is free and open to the public.

Please call the library to sign up at 978-249-9515.  Due to popularity of programs, registration is required.

Funding for this program is generously supplied by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.