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What’s the buzz with beekeeping?

“What’s the Buzz With Beekeeping” will be the featured program at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, May 17th, 7:00PM at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem.  

Beekeeping to pollinate the environment is not the only focus of guest speaker, Joe Dervan’s presentation, but also beekeeping for the love of it. 

Joe will discuss the basics of Beekeeping 101 for the home gardener, how to provide for the sustainability of the honeybee and include a short tutorial on how to harvest surplus honey.  

A Cornell University Master Beekeeper, Joe is the owner of Bucks County Bee Company which provides full-service beehive management in the Doylestown area.  They install and manage beehives for residential and business clients as well as providing beekeeping lessons, presentations and consulting services. 

Joe is also President of the non-profit Bucks County Beekeepers Association which is dedicated to promoting and supporting beekeeping in the local community through education and resource sharing.

A registered beekeeper with the PA Department of Agriculture, Joe is a member of both the Montgomery and Chester County Beekeepers Associations, The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and American Beekeepers Federation. 

He manages about 20 hives of his own and another 20 for clients, mostly Italian and Carniolan honey bees.

All meetings are open to the public; a donation of $5 is requested from non-members.  For further information, please contact 856/866-9163, visit www.trevosegardeners.org or follow on Facebook.

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