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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA
United States of America

Marc Johnson, a member of the San Francisco Beekeepers Association, will provide an introduction to honey bees, talk about the benefits of having bees all around us, dispel some common myths about beekeeping that cause anxiety among city dwellers, and answer questions about how bees and humans can co-exist in the City.

Marc has been keeping bees for about eight years, is part of the swarm catching team in the City, and teaches bee classes at Garden for the Environment. He will share his experiences on what it takes to be a beekeeper in an urban area and even offer some practical information about honey.

When most people think of bee colonies, they think of farms, rural areas, and an abundance of space and plants for bees to gather food. However, with the latest trend in beekeeping, we see increasing numbers of both beekeepers and green spaces in cities and suburbs. According to a French study, bees in urban settings are more productive and healthier compared to their rural counterparts since they enjoy the higher temperatures, have a wider variety of plant life, and avoid effects of pesticides, which are commonly used to control pests from farming crops. This speaker is part of our series of speakers on San Francisco Still Knows How.

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $40 each; $35 for Club members who register online in advance (online registration closes at 5PM the day before the meeting). Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.