March 19

West Jefferson, The Honey Hole, and Now…You!


A HUGE thank you to Bill Piercy for driving his truck and spending an entire day with me to retrieve all the equipment we have ordered for our first ever “Hands On” Bee School on our new Frances Smith Aviary and Community Garden Property.

As you can see, once we arrived home  I had plenty of help getting everything organized.  Sean and Andy picked up their equipment today and are already excited about painting their hives and including some original art.  It’s going to be exciting….it’s going to be fun, and most importantly you are going to contribute to our national effort to save and sustain our honey bee population.

You will notice our blog continues to grow and change.  Please scroll down on the right panel and sign up with your email.  Every time we post something new, it will automatically notify you via email.  Also not at the end of every post is a place you can make comments, ask questions, even send us links to other websites with interesting information about our beloved honeybee!  A blog allows us two way communication!

Our class roster for 2016 includes some really fine folks in and around our community including:

Andy Lathem, Sean More, Josh Anders, Leigh Brinkley, Erin Denison, and Irene Pharr.

Our instructors will include Mr. G and Jaxson Allen (Mr. G’s grandson).  Teacher Assistant is Bill Piercy.

Please start using the educational materials I have posted right away and soon as you pick up your materials, get out our Instructional Book – The Backyard Bee Keeper !   For now you may skip around and read whatever interests yo, but soon I will be giving you specific assignments.  Let’s get started!