Honey Bee Resources started when a small core group of beekeepers decided that we could be of better service to the community if we joined together to provide more instruction levels. We had been doing demonstrations, classes, and workshops as individuals. Over the past five or six years, we have done talks to school children in Worth, Baker, Mitchell, and Dougherty counties. We are regulars presenters at Lee County Middle School. In addition to the schools, we have also done presentations to church groups, summer camps, a garden club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lions Club, and the nature programs in a couple of state parks.
Initially, we will continue as we have in the past, doing free programs tailored to younger school children or older school age children and non-beekeeper adults. We also hope to reach out to 4H, FFA, the scout programs, and the veteran's groups.
We have previously done several workshops for more experienced beekeepers to address some specific beekeeping subjects and skills. We are looking to expand these to explore some topics of interest to beginner beekeepers and cover some more specialized areas for experienced beekeepers.
We hope to provide the sources of information and instruction that we wished were available to us as new beekeepers.