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Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers to hold annual virtual meeting at end of month

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 ever been curious about and wanted to try your hand at beekeeping?

Local group Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers will be hosting its annual meeting titled “So You Want to be a Beekeeper?” on Jan. 28.

The online event, led by lead instructor for the A2B2 bee school Dave Pearce, is free and open to the public.

According to its website, the nonprofit is “dedicated to beekeeping education, mentoring, networking, and advocacy within the Ann Arbor area.”

The local bee experts said residents might be surprised to learn how easy it is to launch a backyard beekeeping operation.

Based at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, attendees can join the meeting via Zoom. To tune in, click here.

Starting in February, A2B2 offers a ten-session beekeeping school. To learn more, 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.