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Shelby County beekeepers club formed


Would you like to create a sustainable future in bees by raising bees in your backyard? Would you like to learn more about beekeeping and plants for attracting these beneficial insects?


The newly formed Shelby County Beekeepers Club will meet Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the active Shelby County courthouse, 2nd floor meeting room from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Bring a sack lunch and come engage with other novice and expert local beekeepers as we share information on beekeeping.


The club is designed to encourage, assist and educate others in the wonderful experience of keeping honey bees. Some topics we will address in upcoming meetings include:  bee basics, apiary equipment and hive assembly, selecting a site, feeding and treating bees, types of bees, nectar and pollen plants, honey extracting and seasonal management. We will also explore taking a field trip to local beekeepers operation to learn and experience hands-on skills.  There are no fees or dues required to participate in this club, just an interest in beekeeping!


Remember: Honey bees are a gardener's best friend; they pollinate fruit trees, vegetables and other garden plants plus provide a valuable product. . . HONEY!


For more information on Shelby County Beekeepers Club contact Mike Bordelon 936-332-4457 or regarding club information or Lane Dunn, CEA-Ag/NR and Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS at 936-598-7744 or regarding Extension resources/information on beekeeping.


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