Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Portage Library to host "Beekeeping Basics" March 27

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library invites those who want to learn about the amazing world of honey bees to an evening with local beekeeper Todd Gemelli as he presents "Beekeeping Basics" from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27.

Participants will learn what types of equipment a beekeeper uses, how much time it takes to maintain hives, and the costs and rewards of beekeeping. There will be a small, empty hive and basic tools of the trade to examine and pure Keweenaw honey to taste. Some beekeeping items will be given away. Come and catch the beekeeping buzz!

Gemelli has been a beekeeper for 15 years. He is fascinated by the important role bees have in nature and is eager to share his knowledge and experience with others.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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