Rotary Abuzz with Local Beekeeper

A member of the Master Beekeeper program at the UNF educates the community about bees, including identification, care, and Florida regulations.

pete-smith-beekeeperRotary club members were buzzing with interest when it hosted local beekeeper, Pete Smith, at its weekly meeting Friday. Pete gave a presentation about the curious and critical role honey bees play in our ecology and food sources. Pete is a member of the Master Beekeeper program at the University of North Florida, where one of his responsibilities is to educate the community about bees, including identification, care, and Florida regulations.

Pete oversees a few colonies of his own in Fernandina Beach as well.

To get more information from Pete on the art and science of being a beekeeper, you can visit www.hivepirate.com.

About Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise Meetings
The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.

For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Mark Cutshaw, at mcutshaw@fpuc.com or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

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