Charles Bennett, a beekeeper and instructor with Clark County Beekeepers Association, will lead a free class about bees at the Camas Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 23. Attendees will learn about the lifecycle of honeybees, bee products (not just honey and beeswax; bee products are used in more ways than you can imagine!), and how bees help us (for example, by pollinating most of the food we eat). There is no charge to attend and children and teens who are interested in the topic are welcome to accompany adults.
The Clark County Beekepers Association meets every month in Brush Prairie. The organization is dedicated to the preservation and propagation of apiculture. CCBA meets to promote information and education primarily to hobby beekeepers and to the general public. It provides information and support to members interested in developing and maintaining honeybee colonies, linking experienced members as mentors to beginners as well as offering educational programs, workshops, and beekeeping classes in addition to its monthly meetings. Club dues are $20 per family per year. To learn more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.