Field Trip - Beekeeping Demonstration

  • September 14, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • Gloucester County 4-H Nature Preserve

Join us on Saturday, September 14th at 10am for a beekeeping demo with Ned Morgan, the president of the South Jersey Branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NJBA). He will discuss the importance of honey bees and other pollinators. We will be getting into the hives to show the various life stages (eggs, larvae, pupae), to see what the inside of the hive looks like and how the bees arrange it. That said WEAR LONG PANTS, SHIRTS TUCKED IN, NO OPEN TOE SHOES. There is a good chance you may get stung. He will have veils available that we will share, honey bees are not aggressive but will sting if they feel threatened. Ned is in his 8th year as a beekeeper and currently has 16 hives. He also does some pollination, but primarily looks for honey production.

We will meet at the Gloucester Co. 4-H Nature Preserve. The address is 3944 South Black Horse Pike (Rt 322), Williamstown, NJ 08094. The entrance to the preserve is close to the intersection of Rt 322 and Sharps Rd. It is also 0.5 miles west of the intersection of Rt 322 and Piney Hollow Rd. Best bet is to take Rt 322 south to the jug handle at Piney Hollow Rd, then backtrack on Rt 322 for roughly 0.5 miles to destination on right.

Trip Leader: Ned Morgan

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  • jay h.

    it was very intresting and Ned did an excellant job.

    September 16, 2013

  • Maria

    Yes, he did a great job, it was fun and very informative.

    September 15, 2013

  • Jayne R.

    Ned was very knowledgeable & well prepared with protective equipment. Fun & fascinating. Bees are really cool & we tasted some honey - yum!

    September 15, 2013

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