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We Work Hard for the Honey: Bees & Beekeeping 101, with The Honey Exchange
Thursday, August 4 -- 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Got a bee in your bonnet about pollinators and just need to know more? Meghan Gaven from The Honey Exchange in Portland will join us for this afternoon family-friendly talk about bees and bee-keeping, and will bring a live (enclosed) hive for us to observe and examine up close! Make a bee line to join us in person at the library for this buzzworthy event. All are welcome!
Please register by filling out the form below
and we’ll send you a reminder on the day of the event!
The Honey Exchange is a family business. It started with a single hive and grew into a business idea. Phil and Meghan Gaven and daughters Maura and Caitlin opened the store in the summer of 2011. They started keeping a single hive in 2008 on a whim. Over the next several years their enthusiasm grew as they mentored new beekeepers, did presentations at local schools, took classes and kept reading about and studying honeybees. “We want to have a store that expresses our admiration for everything honeybees do for the planet. We are a central place where beekeepers can extract their honey conveniently, and buy the equipment they need for their apiaries. At the same time we recognize that managing a hive of bees isn’t for everyone. The store gives everyone an opportunity to learn about honeybees, safely see the workings of the bees in our observation hive, and support local beekeepers who sell their honey and beeswax products.”