October 26th – Noah Wilson-Rich The Bee: A Natural History

Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. In this richly illustrated natural history of the bee, Noah Wilson-Rich and his team of bee experts provide a window into the vitally important role that bees play in the life of our planet.

Noah Wilson-Rich, Chief Scientific Officer of the Best Bees Company, is a behavioral ecologist and published author.  He has held various adjunct faculty appointments in biology at Tufts University, Northeastern University, and Simmons College and has given two talks at TEDxBoston.

The ongoing author series is offered by the Kingston Public Library in cooperation with the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation. The series is sponsored by WATD 95.9 FM Radio. Programs are held at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street and will last from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Westwinds Bookshop will provide copies of the books for sale and signing.

Light refreshments will be offered, and although the program is free, reservations are requested.

Register online here or call the library at 781-585-0517, ext. 6271, or the Council on Aging at 781-585-0512, or email kilib@kingstonpubliclibrary.org