Sunday, May 31, 2015


 The Bogota Public Library  presented a lecture about Honeybees in New Jersey. Frank Mortimer from the Northeast New Jersey Beekeepers Association came in to talk about the Honeybees  he raises. He first talked about the differences between a Honeybee and a Yellow Jacket. Honeybees are just a little smaller, have a fuzzy (or furry) appearance and  are more passive. A Yellow Jacket is slightly longer appear to be waxing in colour and are more aggressive. A person is more likely to be stung by a Yellow Jacket.  A worker bee will produce only 1/12 of a teaspoon in it's lifetime. With a average Worker bee living six weeks.  A Queen bee will live up to 3-5 year  producing 2,000 eggs in one day. 
  Mr. Mortimer displayed a typical hive box that bees live in and a special  viewing plate with an active brood Chamber to observe the bees safely.  At time Mr. Mortimer asked for quiet so the audience could hear the buzzing made by the bees  as they controlled the temperature in the chamber.
  For more information about Honeybees in New Jersey and how to help them please visit their website at  The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :


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