What’s the Buzz? Honey Bees and Beekeeping

BeesInterested in developing an earth-friendly and rewarding hobby? On Thursday, May 21, join beekeeper Ned Farrell at the Farmington Libraries to learn about the art of beekeeping. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.

Beekeeping can be a fun and fulfilling family activity, perfect for those interested in farming, animals, and the environment. Using pictures and real apiary equipment that you can touch, this lecture will introduce you to this popular backyard hobby. In this lecture, you will:

  • Learn how to recognize honeybees: How are they different from wasps and hornets?
  • Discover all that bees produce: Not only delicious honey, but also propolis, pollen, beeswax, and royal jelly.
  • Learn how to start your own beehive, with both low-tech and high-tech equipment.

Speaker Ned Farrell is a Beekeeper and owner of The Bee Happy Co. He has 25 years’ experience working with honeybees throughout the U.S. and for the Peace Corps in Paraguay, utilizing their Africanized “killer” bees.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance for this program by calling the library at 860-673-6791, using the online registration form, or visiting the Information Services Desk.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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