The public is invited to learn about the work of the Headwaters Foundation, Appalachian Beekeeping Collective. The Collective is a workforce development program that trains new beekeeper-entrepreneurs to maintain honey bee hives for profit. Their goal is to create economic opportunities for rural families by helping members learn the art, science, and business of earning a sustainable income through beekeeping. Currently operating in West Virginia, the program is expanding to South West, Virginia in 2020. Miss Cindy Bee, program staff, will share her stories about this innovative program. The event is free and open to the public.
Miss Cindy Bee is a third-generation beekeeper. She is a national and international educator on a variety of sustainable beekeeping subjects. Miss Bee managed apiary studies for the University of Georgia, is past President of the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association, and was Georgia Beekeeper of the Year in 2007. She is also the author of the book Honey Bee Removal: A Step by Step Guide and ran a full-time bee removal business for over fourteen years.
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For Event Information: Contact the Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association (PWRBA)