Brentwood Library is hosting a discussion about bees on Saturday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Jamie Meredith, beekeeper for the Music City Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee will lead the discussion.

Meredith has been beekeeping for four years and is passionate about sustainability and all things green. He manages four hives, totaling approximately 250K bees atop the green roof at the MCCC.

“Honey bees play a key role in our ecosystem, and the widespread use of insecticides is killing off the honey bees at an alarming rate,” said Jamie Meredith. “Bees fertilize about 85 percent of plants, so it’s incredibly important that we create a safe home for them.”

While Meredith is passionate about bees, during the day he is the Senior Director of Operations at Plan Left, LLC, a full service marketing agency.

More than 100,000 bees now make themselves at home on top of the four-acre green roof of the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

The bees’ four hives are expected to produce approximately 360 pounds of honey annually, of which half will be used by the center’s culinary team. The other half will be jarred for promotional use.

The first harvest is expected by spring 2016.

Although the program is free, Registration is Required. For more information, call 615-371-0090 ext. 8519, or email dayb@brentwood-tn.org.

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