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Profs in Pubs: Bee U

Thursday, May 23rd @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chez Angela Bakery and Cafe

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Event poster promoting a talk at Chez Angela. The talk is called "Bella and Jack Bring Back the Bees, and so can you?!" and it is described as "Though it’s a kids book, DR. DEANNA SMID finds themes of fear, blame, and hope as drivers of ecological change." The talk is scheduled for 7 PM on THURSDAY, MAY 23 @ Chez Angela.

A woman in glasses in front of a bookcase.
Dr. Deanna Smid

Brandon University’s Bee U project is launching its honey with a special event at Chez Angela downtown, on Thursday, May 25, starting at 7 p.m.

Dr. Deanna Smid, one of the Bee U coordinators, and a professor of English and Creative Writing at BU, will deliver a brief talk called “Bella and Jack Bring Back the Bees, and so can you?!”. Based on a children’s book that was given away free by Honey Nut Cheerios, Dr. Smid finds themes of fear, blame, and hope as drivers of ecological change. As part of her research, Dr. Smid studies bees as symbols in literature from medieval times through to science fiction.

Bee U will also have a display of beekeeping equipment at Chez Angela, for members of the public to experience hands-on, including full beekeeping suits — try one on and get a photo!

Chez Angela is producing a limited run of honey-glazed cronuts for the evening with Bee-U honey. This year’s batch of honey is a light and sweet-tasting honey that features apple blossom and canola notes. Jars of 500 grams are also available at Chez Angela for sale, at $15 apiece. The low price is partially thanks to Westoba Credit Union, who sponsored the glassware.

This event is part of Brandon University’s occasional “Profs in Pubs” event series, bringing audience-friendly presentations to a casual environment.


Brandon University is committed to being an accessible institution. To ensure that any event is available to all who are interested in attending, please advise us in advance of any accessibility considerations. Accessibility contact: communications@brandonu.ca


Thursday, May 23rd
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chez Angela Bakery and Cafe
29c 10th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 4E4