Trumbull County Beekeepers Association welcomes the community to attend a special presentation, Mosquito Control: How we can protect public health and pollinators. The Pollinator Stewardship Council Program Director, Michele Colopy, will be the featured speaker, Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m., 520 W. Main St., Cortland, OH 44410. This presentation is free and open the public. Beekeepers, gardeners, farmers, and residents are welcome to attend and learn how we can work together to protect our pollinators and protect public health from mosquito borne diseases. For more information contact Ed Freel, President of Trumbull County Beekeepers Association, 330-230-2395.
The Pollinator Stewardship Council, Inc. (www.pollinatorstewardship.org ) is a national nonprofit organization begun by beekeepers to defend managed and native pollinators vital to an affordable and sustainable food supply from the adverse impact of pesticides. Michele Colopy has been the Program Director since March 2013. Her father was a beekeeper in southeast Ohio. She keeps honey bees in the city, and has replaced her crabgrass front yard with pesticide-free pollinator flowers for her honey bees and native pollinators.