People can learn all about working with bees, just as a hobby or as a more serious endeavor, at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m.
The concern over the disappearance of local bee populations has greatly increased interest in beekeeping by farmers and gardeners who depend on bees for the pollination of plants.
Jim Reed, a local registered apiary owner, will present a pictorial and verbal description of his experience as a first-year beekeeper. From start-up to harvest and all the bumps in between, Mr. Reed will guide the audience through a year of honey making. His presentation will suggest ways of getting started, possible costs, the learning curve, time requirements, and more.
Mr. Reed is a lifelong resident of the area and previous owner of Reeds Mobil; owner of Up the Creek Paddle Sports in Newport, and Kamptokumto vacation rentals in Jay. He has also been a previous officer and director of the Derby Fish and Game Club.
Any interested persons are welcome.
All donations will benefit the Goodrich Memorial Library.
Visit utcbees on Facebook for a preview. — from the Goodrich.