Tidewater Beekeepers Association

4-H Beekeeping Workshop

  • 08 Jul 2015 1:46 PM
    Message # 3426246


    4-H Beekeeping Workshop

    By Lyndey & Ewan


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    The bees were loose, but don't worry--Mr.Hodgie had a smoker to calm the bees down.  You could even hold them and they wouldn’t sting you if you didn’t pinch them.

    The queen bee had a blue mark on her back.  Every year when there’s a new queen, Mr. Hodgie uses a different color so they can keep track of where the queen bee is.  Two bees can fight to be the queen and the stronger one will win.  The beekeeper wants the strongest one to win so it can do a good job protecting the hive.  

    If you'd like to learn more, you can join the 4-H Beekeeping Club for kids ages 9-18.  Call 757-620-0945 for
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