Peace Bee Farm Master Beekeeper Richard Underhill of Conway, Arkansas muses on life with the bees and other things.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Memphis Area Beekeepers Gather
The Memphis Area Beekeepers Association conducted its forty-fourth annual Short Course in Beekeeping today. Such short courses are conducted by experienced beekeepers in the spring to introduce interested newcomers to the art and science of beekeeping. The MABA is a group of beekeepers from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas that meets in Memphis, Tennessee regularly for beekeeping training. Rita and I have both served as officers of this group, with me having served for two years as president. With recent news stories detailing the loss of honey bee colonies and the decline of many pollinators, there is currently great interest in honey bees and beekeeping. Shown here after the day’s training program are three faces familiar to the bees of Peace Bee Farm. From the left are Rita Underhill, co-owner of Peace Bee Farm, Dallas Holland, and Mary Phillips. No wonder that the Peace Bees stay so happy! --Richard
EAS Certified Master Beekeeper and Owner of Peace Bee Farm of Conway, Arkansas.
Former President of Arkansas Beekeepers Association, Tennessee Beekeepers Association, and Memphis Area Beekeepers Association. Recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award.