SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Dr. A. Gary Schilling, economist and avid beekeeper, will give an overview of beekeeping and the importance of honey bees at th Scotch Plains Library on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. He will bring some of his beekeeping equipment for “show and tell” and there will be time for questions after the presentation. Dr. Shilling is currently on the board of Project Apism, the major supporter of research into honey bee maladies in North America.

This program is free and open to interested members of the public, but advanced registration is recommended. For more information or to register, go to, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk.

The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.