The Current Event Club met for the annual outing on May 3 in the gathering room of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Defiance. Seventeen members were in attendance. Betty Bohlmann and Pat Squire were in charge of the outing.
Jamie and Dee Walters presented the program Bee Aware‘ness’. Jamie is president of the Black Swamp Beekeepers Association. He is also a member of the master gardeners.
With the warmer weather approaching, nature’s pollinators begin to appear. Honeybees are beneficial for crop/garden pollination, honey and pollen. Honeybee swarms are not highly dangerous but they are defensive in the vicinity of their nest in protecting the hives. Walters explained that swarms should not be sprayed with anything. To have them safely removed, a trained beekeeper should be contacted. The mission of the Beekeepers Association is to educate the public on their goal of saving the honeybee.
Lunch was served following the program. The next meeting of the Current Event Club will be the officers’ luncheon on Sept. 13. Time and place will be announced in invitations mailed to members.