Successful Gardener Meeting & UC Beekeepers Association

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Join the Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers for the Successful Gardener educational program this Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Union County Extension Office located in the Union County Ag Center, 3230 Presson Rd, Monroe. The topic will be BeeKeeping, presented by Ed Stemborowski, a local BeeKeeper. Ed is a member of the Union County North Carolina BeeKeepers Association and the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association. He has been keeping bees for several years and has helped teach the BeeSchool the past two times. Ed will discuss the components of a typical Beehive, how and why they are used, and the lifecycle of the Queen, Drone, and Worker.

The Union County Beekeepers Association is a group of folks who are passionate about protecting honey bees and other Pollinators. Their mission is to Encourage better beekeeping methodology; promote cooperation among the beekeepers of the county, state, and nation; reach a common understanding regarding problems and their solutions; maintain friendly and helpful relations among beekeeping advocates, and Promote public awareness of honeybee importance.

The UCBKA hold monthly educational meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Union County Ag Center, 3230 Presson Rd, Monroe. They held a new & beginners beekeeping with over 100 folks enrolled that just finished up in April. To learn more about the UCBKA or about their next  BeeSchool, check out their website: