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Wednesday, December 6 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Balancing a Landscape: Honeybee Health and Plant Diversity LIMITED

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How can honeybees and other pollinators fit into a farm system, and what challenges do they face? A three-way discussion between Stone Barns Beekeeper Maggie Schwed, Landscape Manager Laura Perkins and Farm Director Jack Algiere will explore factors that contribute to honeybee health, and why honeybees matter. This discussion will explore an agroecological approach to managing honeybee forage along forest and field edges, while taking into consideration cost, time and seasonal honeybee needs. Topics will include invasive species and plant selection for forage quality, as well as nutrition and immunity.

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Jack Algiere

Farm Director, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Jack Algiere is farm director at Stone Barns Center. Jack graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in horticulture and has been actively farming since the early 1990s. His lifetime of experience in organic, biodynamic and ecological systems brings a broad diversity... Read More →
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Laura Perkins

Gardens and Landscape Manager, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Laura Perkins is formal gardens and landscape manager at Stone Barns Center. She spent much of her childhood on a family homestead in the Catskills, where she grew to love farm work and life. Early in her career she moved to a farm-focused community in California, working on farms... Read More →
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Maggie Schwed

Beekeeper/Livestock Asst, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Maggie Schwed is livestock assistant and beekeeper at Stone Barns Center. She first came to Stone Barns in 2007 and volunteered for two years, first in the fields and greenhouse and then with livestock, before joining the staff. Her previous farm experience includes a season at Bobolink... Read More →


Wednesday December 6, 2017 3:45pm - 5:15pm
West Haybarn