UNION — Vose Library welcomes the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB) Community Outreach Group to present "Beekeeping in Your Maine Backyard."
Presenters are KLCB beekeepers Peter Lammert, of Thomaston, and Jean Vose, of Nobleboro will speak, Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m., at the library.
This program provides information about honey bees including a history of honey bees in North America. It includes basic information on bee biology, the roles of bees in the hive, and will provide you with a look inside the hive and how to get started.
In addition, techniques are given on how to promote and attract bees to your yard and garden; a beehive in the garden ensures a good seed crop and fresh honey for the table.
Suggestions for providing food sources for these bees will be offered, and after the slide show presentation (and questions), there will be a hands-on demonstration. In addition, there will be handouts and an observation hive on site to view live bees.
Jean Vose has kept bees in her backyards for 33 years and is co-founder of KLCB.
Peter Lammert is a resident of Thomaston and has kept bees for more than 15 years.
Both Vose and Lammert are backyard beekeepers and mentor in the counties for beginning beekeepers, and they teach at the annual beekeepers school each spring.