Radford Public Library (30 W. Main Street) will host Virginia Tech Extension Associate Tim McCoy in program featuring native honeybees from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.
“People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to join us at the Radford Public Library on the evening of Wednesday March 20 to learn about the often-overlooked native bees of our region,” Aaron Riegel of the library wrote in an announcement.
Extension agent McCoy will discuss how to build your own bee nest, provide information on the different nest designs, as well as nest design plans.
“The program will also touch on honeybee biology, behavior, nesting habits and what you can do to help these important pollinators!” Riegel wrote.
Tim McCoy is an Extension Associate in the Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs where he develops pesticide safety educational materials focused on protecting non-target species like bees and other pollinators.
He has been a member of the VT Entomology Department for 16 years, where he has worked on the management of a diverse range urban pests including cockroaches, ants, termites, and bed bugs.
While his current focus is using the fascinating topic of native pollinators to deliver pesticide safety and general biology information to audiences, he has also maintained a decades-long interest in the increasingly popular topic of entomophagy: insect eating.
For more information contact the Radford Public Library at (540) 731-3621 and Aaron Riegel at aaron.Riegel@radfordva.gov