Local gardener to teach Four States residents "Basic Backyard Beekeeping"

Have you ever wanted to become a beekeeper at your own home and collect your own delicious local honey within steps of your living room?

Now you can. That's because the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present a program titled “Basic Backyard Beekeeping” on Monday, June 10, 2019.

The event will take place from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in University Center Room 326 at Texas A&M Texarkana.

Bowie County Master Gardener programs are always free and open to the public. No reservation is required to attend.

The Program will be led by Robbie Robinson, who is the current president of the Texarkana Beekeepers Club and a Bowie County Master Gardener.
Robinson will be discussing the basic history of beekeeping, the equipment used, suitable locations for apiaries, and will give locations where local honey can be purchased.

The discussion will also include the positive and negative aspects of beekeeping, plants you can place in your yard to attract bees, and potential uses for the other items bees produce.