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Monthly Meeting – June

Wednesday, June 28, 7pm – 9pm

The June monthly meeting will take place at 7:00 PM on June 28th at the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Performing Arts Center. The general meeting will start at 7:00 PM at which time club business and the upcoming annual glassware event will be discussed. This will be followed at 7:30 PM by a presentation about ticks and Lyme Disease by Larry Dapsis, Deer Tick Program Coordinator & Entomologist at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Barnstable, MA.

The Plymouth County Beekeepers Association is pleased to sponsor this event as a public service. The public is invited to join us.

Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis. In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Relapsing Fever and Powassan virus, all of which can be very serious and are on the increase.

This program will review the basic life cycle and ecology of deer ticks, incidence rates and distribution of tick-borne illnesses in addition to a database under development on infection rates of ticks. A three point protection plan will be presented: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect your Pet.

Please download a program flier to share with anyone who might be interested by clicking here.

Whitman-Hanson High School ~ Map -> 600 Franklin Street, Whitman, MA