Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

Thursday, April 186:30—8:00 PMRoosevelt RoomMaynard Public Library77 Nason St, Maynard, MA, 01754

John Hedly of the of the Worcester County Beekeepers Association will present an introduction to the fascinating world of bees and beekeeping.

-- Starting a hive - I describe the different ways to get bees to become a beekeeper

-- Physical structure of a hive - I put a hive together in the meeting room and show the tools needed to do the work.

-- Colony and organization - I demonstrate how a hive is organized with the queen, worker bees (females), and drones (males.)

-- Bee chores in and out of the hive - I go over everything the bees do from the day they are born until they die.

-- Collecting honey - I describe and demonstrate the process of collecting honey from a hive and how it ends up in bottles.

-- Importance of pollination - I describe how important honey bees are to pollinating about 1/3 of the fruits and vegetables we eat each day.

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