The Buzz on Beekeeping

Ned Farrell’s popular presentation on beekeeping returns to Killingworth.


Area beekeeper Ned Farrell knows the secret to “bee-ing” happy. For him, it’s keeping honeybees. He shares his passion for this hobby—now his profession—in an encore presentation of Hobby Beekeeping brought to you by the Killingworth Library on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 7 p.m.

Farrell, who owns and operates The Bee Happy Company with his wife, Sharyn, will demonstrate how to start a honeybee hive and share his knowledge of the fascinating inner workings of the hive. 

A beekeeper with more than 20 years’ experience, Farrell has even worked with African “killer” bees while serving in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. He will show audience members how simple and fun it can be to care for their very own bees. 

The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Raw honey, all-natural beeswax lip balm, rolled beeswax candles and Bee Happy honey gift baskets will also be available for sale. 

Hobby Beekeeping will be held either at the library or the firehouse. Call the library at (860) 663-2000 on the day of the event to find out the location.

The presentation is free, but space is limited. Please sign up in advance at the library.

Barbi B. October 24, 2012 at 01:07 AM
...Ah-ha....To "Bee" Continued...? My Great-Grandfather raised bees, and I have always been fascinated with them. I used to gently take wild honey-bees and bumble-bees from flowers (when I was little) and let them crawl across my arm. My Grandmother was always fairly horrified, as she was highly allergic to bee stings. They never stung me, that I remember...and I want to raise bees, one of these days! "Honey" is an amazing food & medicine! ...Ned, you're Awesome, thanks for hosting this presentation!


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