Presenter: Debbie Wong
Location: Niles Discovery Church 36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536 (corner of Nursery Ave. & Niles Blvd.)
February’s meeting is all about birds and bees, literally! Okay, it is more about bees. Considering herself an accidental beekeeper, Debbie, has been keeping bees for 6years. Her hives have had die outs during winter, disease, zombie bees, etc. More interesting and rewarding are the daily routines of the waggle dance, the arrival of bees with pollen packages of various colors (and guessing what flowers), and the harsh reality of mortuary bees hauling or dragging unhealthy or aged bees out of the hives, while the “guilty” party is still alive and kicking! Debbie practices topbar beekeeping, not the common arrangement of bees in a stack of standard boxes. She will share tales of beekeeping and tell how birds react to her hives.
Debbie Wong, besides being your Ohlone program chair and a backyard beekeeper, has been a docent in the Asian Art Museum since 2011 and a bird bander since 2000. She enjoys travel (for birds and culture), gardening, reading, cooking, and attending symphony concerts and operas.
From the South or West via 880, Take Mowry Avenue exit. Follow Mowry across Fremont (toward the hills) to Mission Boulevard, turn left. You will pass Niles Blvd and the Sullivan Underpass. Turn left at Nursery Ave. Turn left on Niles Blvd. You will see the church just on the left after the turn.
From the North via 880 :Take Alvarado Niles Boulevard (east): From the freeway exit, turn left to go over the overpass, then in approximately four miles (through Union City and into the Fremont city limits), you will see the church on your left (just after Nursery Ave.).
From Pleasanton or Livermore, or other points to the east of the hills: take 680 to the first Mission Blvd. exit, and turn right onto Mission. Stay on Mission until you get to Nursery Avenue, and turn left. Turn left on Niles Blvd. You will see the church just on the left after the turn.
From the North via Mission Boulevard Turn right on Nursery, and left on Niles Boulevard. You will see the church just on the left after the turn.