Virtual Adult Program: Bee People and the Bugs They Love
Tuesday, May 117:00—8:00 PMVirtual ProgramOffsiteSee program description for location, Billerica, MA, 01821
Zoom ConferenceOffsiteSee program description for location, Billerica, MA, 01821
**This is a virtual event - register on Zoom HERE.**
Who wants to keep bees? And why? For the answers, ask Frank Mortimer, Master Beekeeper and the author of "Bee
People and the Bugs They Love," (Kensington Publishing, March 2021). Informative, hilarious, stingingly honest, and
honey-sweet, "Bee People and the Bugs They Love" is one man’s journey from bee-curious to Master
Beekeeper, and how a childhood fascination of the industrious bee led the author to become a seasoned, certified master
responsible for the productive survival of his own backyard hives.
Bumbling along from hobbyist to expert, Frank Mortimer –aka “Frank the Bee Man” – learns the hard way about the
frequently misunderstood, always rewarding pastime of cultivating bees, attending to and growing their colonies, and
aiding them in honey production.
About the Book:
“Written in a stylistically assured voice and with a structure that makes it easy to follow…Mortimer intersperses useful
facts about his passion in a successful and funny book that is sure to swell the ranks of the world’s beekeepers.”
- New York Times Book Review
“Mortimer’s enthusiasm bursts forth on every page, and his storytelling skills make this a delightful read even for those
who can’t imagine ever managing a buzzing hive.”
- Booklist Starred Review
About the Author: Frank Mortimer is an adjunct instructor at the Cornell University Master Beekeeping Program, Vice President of the
New Jersey State Beekeepers Association, and a Certified Master Beekeeper. His articles can be found in the widely
circulated Bee Culture Magazine, the magazine for American beekeepers. Frank has led beekeeping seminars across the
Northeast and at The New York Botanical Garden. Frank is married, has three children, and beekeeping is something
the whole family enjoys doing together. Learn more about Frank and Bee People HERE.
Books will be available for sale before and during the event from our bookstore partner Haley Booksellers.
This event is supported by the Billerica Public Library Foundation.
This program is presented in partnership with Memorial Hall Library, Tewksbury Public Library, Flint Memorial Library, and Chelmsford Public Library.
Register via Zoom link.