Tuesday, June 04, 2019

June 17th Gardening Workshop Features Bee Whisperer!

Join us on Monday, June 17th at 5:30 p.m. at the Old Town Public Library, for a gardening workshop with guest speaker, Peter Cowin.  Also known as The Bee Whisperer, Peter is a Hampden beekeeper with more than 100 hives, has kept bees since he was 11 years old, and is now President of Penobscot County Beekeepers Association. Peter also operates a beekeeping supply store in Hampden, Maine (236 Main Road South) selling beekeeping equipment and hundreds of honeybee colonies each year. He sells honey and beeswax produced by his bees and uses them to make lip balms, hand creams and other products. He is often called out to collect honeybee swarms and to remove honeybee colonies that have made their homes in places like walls of houses.  Peter teaches beekeeping for beginners and intermediate beekeeping in Adult Education classes in many towns, with more than 200 students each year.  Peter can be reached at 207-299-6848, or via his website: www.beewhisperer.us or via “The Bee Whisperer” on Facebook.

This is sure to be a very interesting workshop, so make sure you save the date!  All of the gardening workshops are free and open to participants of all ages.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about gardening, ask questions of the experts, socialize with fellow gardeners, borrow library gardening materials, receive take-away resources, and enjoy light refreshments. For further details, contact the library at 827-3972, or send us an email at otpl@old-town.org. 

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