Beekeeping program planned for Tuesday in Bedford

A free educational program about beekeeping will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson Park Shelter House in Bedford.

Local beekeepers will share experiences and information on bees and answer questions.

The program is the 10th in the Bedford Park Outdoor Series.

Curtis McBride and other local beekeepers will be on hand to explain what is entailed in this practice that dates back 9,000 years to North Africa. The art and science of beekeeping has come a long way since then, and you can learn from experienced beekeepers the joys and challenges of keeping bees.

Anyone planning to attend should RSVP at 812-275-5692 so organizers can have enough handouts and chairs ready.

On June 26, the series will feature a program on the geology of Lawrence County, given by Nelson Shaffer. This program, part of Limestone Month, will cover not only limestone but also geodes and other interesting rocks and minerals found in the county.