The Kerr Center’s “Oklahoma Pollinator Preservation and Education Program” was honored on Sept. 17 with the 2015 Henry Bellmon Award for Environmental Stewardship.
Beekeeping Workshop June 12
Jeff Asbury will lead this free 90-minute evening workshop on beekeeping, sharing the knowledge gained in his half-century of experience with commercial apiculture. The workshop runs from 7:00 – 8:30 on June 12 at the Kerr Center ranch outside Poteau.
Mr. Asbury, who resides in Le Flore, ran 4,000 hives in California for a number of years before working in the queen industry for a couple of years. After moving to Oklahoma about 11 years ago, he ran 700 hives, working them from here to North Dakota. He has worked with several bee clubs, has extensive knowledge of pollination, and has worked with U.C. Davis entomologist Eric Mussen.
The workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration (by 5:00 P.M. on June 11) is required to reserve one of the limited spaces available.