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Amis Mill to host Beekeeping 101 with lectures, exhibits and vendors

STAFF REPORT • Mar 7, 2019 at 12:08 PM

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County-based Heritage Beekeepers organization will be hosting a Beekeeping 101 class for those interested in starting their own hives or, better yet, maintaining their existing hives.

The event will be held Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Amis Mill Eatery, 127 W. Bear Hollow Road about two miles south of Rogersville.

Among the speakers will be master beekeeper Freddy Proni from Catawba County, N.C., who will discuss the EAS (Eastern Apiculture Society), as well as his own bee operation and tips and tricks to help hives thrive.

Also speaking will be third generation beekeeper John Rhoton, who owns Poor Valley Bee Farm in Hiltons.

The event costs $10, and among the topics covered will be equipment needed and typical costs; managing a hive and apiary; planting for pollinators; honey and hive products; and mentoring and support.

There will also be vendors and door prizes, and lunch is included.

Registration for the event will be held at the door.

Members of Heritage Beekeepers receive year-round support, education and help from experienced, friendly neighbors and friends that can only come from your local beekeeping club.

For more information about joining, visit HeritagebeekeepersTN.com