ROCKLAND- Rockland Public Library is pleased to welcome the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB) Community Outreach Group to present "Beekeeping in Your Maine Backyard" on Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. in the Library's Community Room. Presenters are KLCB beekeepers Peter Lammert of Thomaston and Jean Vose of Nobleboro.
A beehive in the garden ensures a good seed crop and fresh honey for the table. This talk provides information about honey bees including a history of honey bees in North America, as well as basic information on bee biology, kinds of bees in the hive and their role, a look inside the hive and how to get started. In addition, techniques are given on how to promote and attract bees in your yard and garden. It will include suggestions for providing food sources for these bees. After the slide show presentation and questions, there will be a hands-on demonstration with the group led by Lammert. In addition, there are handouts and an observation hive of live bees for viewing.
Jean Vose has kept bees in her backyards for 33 years and is co-founder of KLCB. Peter Lammert is a well-known resident of Thomaston active in many areas of the town. He has kept bees for more than 15 years. Both are beekeeping mentors in the counties for beginning beekeepers and teach at the annual beekeepers school each spring. They, like many beekeepers in Maine, are backyard beekeepers.
The event, sponsored by Friends of Rockland Public Library, is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 80 Union St. For more information call (207) 594-0310.