Ohio River Bee Society to resume meetings
WILGUS – The first class of Reid’s Apiary beekeeping course will graduate and the second class will begin on Wednesday.
“Bill and I would like to thank Dr. Mike Dyer and the staff at Proctorville Animal Clinic for allowing us to use their facilities for the first class session, and Robbie Brown and Be Hope Church for the use of their room. next to the Ro-Na Theater for our second sessions,” said Margaret Reid, apiary co-owner. “Apparently our classes are so entertaining and informative that at least one of our first group of beginner beekeepers wishes also sign up for the Ironton sessions!”
She said there were still a few places left in Ironton’s class and those interested should contact them as soon as possible to ensure they have enough space and materials.
Classes will meet for four consecutive Wednesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the building next to the Ro-Na Theater on Third Street in Ironton. The cost is $50, which includes a manual, all handouts, and a one-year membership in both the Ohio River Bee Society and the Ohio State Beekeepers Association. Contact the Reids at 740-643-2925 or [email protected] to register.
The Ohio River Bee Society (ORBS) will resume meetings this month in Fellowship Hall at South Point Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on March 22. All beekeepers and those interested in bees are invited to attend.
Reid’s apiary is tentatively planning a “Bee Day” for Sunday afternoon April 10. They will be bringing in 3 pound bee packs with reared queens and expect to pick them up this Saturday, weather permitting.
“We’ll be demonstrating hiveing a package of bees, providing close and safe observation of honey bees and queens and bringing customers in,” Reid said. “We invite families to come and see what beekeeping is. If you are interested in purchasing these packages from Rossman Apiaries, we still have room for a few more; however, we must have your order by March 22.