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Free honeybee program to be held July 18

SOLON– Beekeeper and state park manager Ron Puettmann will be holding this year’s second honeybee program near Lake Macbride State Park primitive campground on Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 p.m. This interpretive series on honeybees and beekeeping offers participants the opportunity to examine the inside of a real beehive from the security of screened tents located next to the hive.
People across the country are getting excited about raising honeybees once again, especially in light of recent disappearances of many colonies in the United States. With a renewed nationwide interest in healthy living, many are turning to artisan and organic-type foods such as honey. More and more people are seeing just how enjoyable and relaxing this hobby is. Come see for yourself how much fun raising a colony of honeybees can be, and consider starting this time-honored tradition in your family.
Come learn the important role honeybees play in the pollination of our state’s natural resources and their role in agriculture and Iowa’s economy. See first hand what honeybee life is like inside a real hive. Participants are asked to meet at the primitive campground entrance, and the program will begin after a short hike to the beehive. More information can be obtained by calling Lake Macbride State Park at (319) 624-2200. There is no fee to attend.