'Bee' aware of the importance of bees

"If we don't have bees we don't eat" is how Atmore Mayor Jim Staff explained the need for more people to get into beekeeping.

The Escambia County Extension Office in Brewton kicked off a series of beginner beekeeping classes in September and continue to officer those classes to not only get people interested in beekeeping, but to teach the importance of bees to the food chain.

Millie Murphree, extension coordinator, said the classes are spread out for people to learn what to do with their hives during different seasons of the year. She noted bees need food for the winter but hives also need to...

Rendered 07/19/2024 19:44