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Ann Arbor beekeeping group hosting free online community event

So, you want to be a beekeeper?

In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, a beekeeper holds a frame of honeybees as she instructs veterans at the VA's beehives in Manchester, N.H. The annual survey released Monday, June 22, 2020, of U.S. beekeepers found that honeybee colonies are doing better after a bad year. Monday's survey found winter losses were lower than normal, the second smallest in 14 years of records. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Elise Amendola, Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

ANN ARBOR – Have you always wanted to become a beekeeper but don’t now what it takes to get started?

The nonprofit organization Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers is hosting a free virtual presentation for individuals who are interested in beekeeping.

The presentation, “So, You Want to be a Beekeeper?” will be held on Jan. 29 from 1-3 p.m. and will be given by lead instructor for the A2B2 bee school, Dave Pearce.

During the presentation, Pearce will provide interested individuals with all the knowledge they need to get up and running in their backyards, including how much money, time and space the process will take.

The Zoom link for the event can be found here.

Starting in February, A2B2 will be offering a ten-session beekeeping school. According to its mission statement, A2B2 “is dedicated to beekeeping education, mentoring, networking, and advocacy within the Ann Arbor area.”

For more information, visit www.a2b2club.org.


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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.