Introduction to Beekeeping NEW!
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From prehistoric times, through the Stone Age, the Egyptian beekeepers, and into the 21st century, both bees and the honey they magically produce have fascinated us for centuries. Come see what it takes to be a beekeeper, the equipment you'll need to set up your first hive, adding bees to your hive, the first hive inspection, keeping your bees happy and healthy, the roles that each bee plays in the hive, understanding swarms, and honey extraction. Also learn the important role the honeybees play in pollinating about a third of the fruits and vegetables we eat every day!
Instructor: John Hedly
About Our Instructor:
John has been a beekeeper for 14 years and has given presentations at many libraries in the local area for people of all ages, some of which led people to attending his bee school and becoming beekeepers themselves. John has mentored several new beekeepers in the past and is currently mentoring three beekeepers in Auburn. He am the former librarian for the Worcester County Beekeepers Association (WCBA) and is currently a two-term member of the WCBA Board of Directors.