OAKLAND — Matt Scott, the backyard beekeeper, will present a slide show program and lecture on bee botany, wildflowers and why bee colonies are in decline, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Oakland Public Library, 18 Church St., according to a news release from the library.

Scott is a retired aquatics biologist for the state of Maine and has been a beekeeper for more than 50 years. He holds a masters degree from the University of Maine, is co-founder of the Maine Beekeepers Association and was awarded Bee Keeper of the Year in 1986.

He has traveled the state lecturing on the many aspects of beekeeping and clearly understands the connection and value of the Maine state insect to Maine agriculture, associated wildlife and the environment.

For more information, call 465-7533.

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