Subject: Won’t You BEE My Neighbor
Speaker: Adriana Compagnoni
Adriana became a beekeeper in 2012 with two hives and a lot of enthusiasm. Having over 20 years of academic experience in computer science, and being an avid gardener, she approaches beekeeping with a scientist’s eye and a gardener’s mind. Because of the susceptibility of bees to pesticides, the synergy between gardening and beekeeping leads to environmentally friendly gardening practices. In this talk, Adriana will share fun facts about bees that she learned in her years of beekeeping, some little-known facts about bees and beekeeping, and share recommendations on what suburban gardeners can do to help the bees.
Adriana Compagnoni has been a SOMa resident for over two decades. She now lives in South Orange with her husband and two children. Her bees forage in the South Mountain Reservation, stopping at their favorite flowers in the yards and trees of SOMa. From linden, poplar, Japanese bamboo, and a variety of wild and garden flowers, the bees collect nectar to produce delicious honey, which won the Best in Extracted Honey Division at the New Jersey Honey Show in 2020.
Using the surplus of honey and beeswax the bees produce, Adriana strives to offer top quality soaps, lip balm, and other cosmetic products, which have earned numerous awards at the New Jersey Honey Show over the years, including Best in Cosmetics Division four years in a row.
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Meeting ID: 884 0680 1153