Date: Tue, Aug 9, 2022 | Time: 7 pm | Location: Auditorium at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Online on Zoom
Topic: What to Do About Angry Bees
The main presentation starts at 7 pm, but feel free to arrive in the auditorium or sign in online starting at 6:30 pm for a beginners Q&A session. See our Facebook page or join via the Zoom link above.
Speaker: Melissa Caughey. Melissa is a backyard chicken keeper, seasoned beekeeper, Master Gardener, crafting maven, culinarian and nurse practitioner. She contributes to HGTV, DIY Network, Angi, Grit Magazine, Community Chickens and Keeping Backyard Bees. She can be found traveling the country presenting on chicken keeping, beekeeping, gardening and crafting at both private and public events including Country Living Magazine Fairs and the Mother Earth News Fairs. Melissa has been featured on NPR and in People Magazine, Reader's Digest, Forbe's Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. She also serves as an advisor to A-list celebrities keeping chickens.
Melissa's website has won multiple awards including The Blue Ribbon Blogger Award from Country Living Magazine and Top 10 Gardening Blogs by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine in 2014 and 2016. Her first best-selling book, A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens, has won the 2016 Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award and the 2016 American Academy for the Advancement of Science's Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Her second book, How to Speak Chicken, has been named as one of 2017's Best Bird and Birding Books by Forbes Magazine and has won Silver in the Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Pets and Animals Category. Her follow-up book, Chicken Wisdom, features Melissa's original quotes and favorite thoughts bringing inspirational and encouraging messages filled with kindness to the reader released during the start of the pandemic. A 2023 How to Speak Chicken wall calendar releases in July 2022 and look for her new book, My Chicken Family, in early 2023.
Melissa calls Cape Cod home, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of animals. For more, please visit: www.tillysnest.com
Please join us - our monthly meetings are always free and open to the public!