Thu, Sep 10 | Zoom

Lunch & Chat: Bees & Honey

Confessions of a Bethesda Beekeeper: Why I have half a million stinging insects on my back deck - and a few thousand more in my kitchen. Come hear the buzz from the Montgomery County Bee Keepers Association's Phil Frank in a discussion focused on the current state of bees and honey.
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Lunch & Chat: Bees & Honey

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2020, 11:00 AM

About the Event

Most Americans know 4 things about honey bees: They sting. They make honey. They pollinate plants. They are in the news because they are dying. But few people know how remarkable bees are, what’s killing them and why they are irreplaceable--the most fascinating parts of the story. Phil will give you a beekeeper’s insights to these topics, plus mind-bending bee facts you can use to impress your friends.


  • Why bees are vital and irreplaceable (how they are unlike any other insect)
  • How a colony of thousands of bees behaves like a single animal--a superorganism
  • Five fascinating bee facts you can use to impress your Rosh Hashanah guests.
  • The sex lives of bees (Thank goodness we don’t teach our kids about the real “birds and bees”)
  • What is killing the bees

Phil Frank is a journalist and TV producer, writer, and director of non-fiction films. His programs have been seen on CNN, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Science Channel, A&E, Travel Channel, Headline News, History Channel, TLC, NYTimes website, Washington Post website, and international channels. While producing a National Geographic program about mass animal die-offs, Phil became fascinated by honey bees. In 2014, he started his first hive. Now he has 10 hives on his deck, and one glass walled hive in his kitchen where he studies busy bees year round. 

This “Lunch and Chat” is a virtual version of Hazak's ongoing “Lunch and Learn” series which met monthly at OKC. With our current situation, we are excited to see if we can Zoom together to re-connect.

Most events in this series will have presentations but a few will be open ended group discussions on scheduled topics. Everyone is welcome, but a one-time email to Sandy Walter: is necessary to get on the mailing list to receive a Zoom link.

We hope you will be a part of our year ahead!! Let us know if you have program ideas and want to actively participate in Hazak. You may want to join the Hazak Advisory Group. There is a place for you at our table!

Registration is Closed

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