A nationally known bee expert will headline the August meeting of the Blount County Beekeepers Association.
Jim Tew, currently the beekeeping specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, will be the main speaker at the meeting, which will be on Monday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Blount County Library.
Jim has been around beekeeping for many years and will discuss good beekeeping practices. This is a presentation that no beekeeper in the area – veteran or rookie – will want to miss.
In 2011 Jim retired after 34 years as the Ohio State Extension Beekeeping Specialist at Ohio State Univ. He has taught and has conducted applied research on honey bees and their behavior, specifically pollination behavior.
He writes monthly articles for Bee Culture and has written two books, Beekeeping Principles and Backyard Beekeeping. He enjoys woodworking, photography and feeding ungrateful birds. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org, twitter.com/onetewbee and facebook.com/tewbee2.
As usual, we will have a session on seasonal management. This month the session will be led by Bernie McGraw, the association’s treasurer.
If you have questions about what your bees are doing this time of year, the next BCBA meeting would be a great place to get some answers.
As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. Invite a friend to come along with you. Even if the friend isn’t interested in becoming a beekeeper, we always have lively, friendly discussions about what we should be doing with our bees.