The 4-H Beekeeping Club enables youth and young adults with simple and easy to read literature to learn about bees. They learn why honey bees live in a colony, different types and styles of hives, the importance of the queen and what she does to keep the hive up and running, and will learn about the roles and jobs the workers and the drones do throughout their lives. They will study the biology of a honey bee and the different parts and functions for the 3 different types of bees. The students will have the best hands-on experience, including, but not limited to: putting together wooden ware for the hives, starting a smoker, working hives, queen rearing, and lots more!
The 4-H Beekeeping Club generally meets once a month at the Union County Ag. Center. Contact Jason (info in contacts) for dates of classes. The goal of the beekeeping club is to educate today’s youth on beekeeping in order to ensure the survival of this most precious and fascinating insect, and also teach them life skills that will help them for many years to come!