All About Honey Bees Workshop Set for June 13 in Farmerville

FARMERVILLE – A free All About Honey Bees Workshop will be offered on June 13, 2019, at the LSU AgCenter in Farmerville, Louisiana, to provide potential beekeepers the basics of getting started with honey bees and managing a new colony.  This workshop is hosted by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, LSU AgCenter, and Trailblazer RC&D.

Featured topics include basics of working with bees, equipment needs, tools and protective gear, and available financial/technical assistance.  Special guest speaker is Amy Weeks, Master Craftsman Beekeeper at My Favorite Honey in West Monroe, Louisiana.  Weeks has served as past president of Hill Country Beekeepers, on the board of directors of the Louisiana Beekeepers Association, as a member of the American Apitherapy Society, and as a member of Monroe’s Herb Society.

The workshop begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the LSU AgCenter, 210 East Water Street, Farmerville, Louisiana, and concludes at 7:30 p.m.  To pre-register or for more information on the workshop, call the USDA NRCS Office at (318) 368-8021 or call (318) 255-3554 and leave your name and contact information plus the name of the event you plan to attend on the answering machine—or email and provide your name and contact information plus the name of the workshop.

Free registration for this workshop is made possible by the support of these partners and sponsors:  ENABLE Midstream Partners; Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters, LLC; LSU AgCenter; Union Parish Police Jury; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Trailblazer RC&D.

Trailblazer RC&D is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership, coordination, partnership development, and technical assistance projects to encourage strong communities, sustainable agriculture, and a healthy environment.