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Science Matters Lunch and Learn: Honeybees, Pollen, and the Planet

April 21,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library

The program

Everyone knows that honeybees are an important part of our ecosystem, but in the last few years new research has given us a window into the influence of climate change on bees. Beekeeper Erik Messner will explore these climate change issues and also briefly discuss what non-beekeeping folks can do to help honeybees and other local pollinator species.

The speaker

Erik Messner is a professional engineer on the weekdays, but, on the weekends, he removes his pocket protector and glasses to become the lead-beekeeper for Messner Bee Farm! The Messners have been keeping bees for about 10 years in Kansas City and love sharing the importance of bees and educating the community on bee-friendly practices.



Accessing the Program

This free, online program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. Your link to join the program will be included in the confirmation email and on the confirmation screen after you complete your registration.


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The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy our public programs. Closed captions are provided. If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties.

The program will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page.

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This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


April 21
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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