PIQUA — Terry Lieberman-Smith of the Greater Miami Valley Beekeepers will be the featured speaker for the Feb. 8 YWCA Monthly Luncheon Series. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon that costs $6 per person.
The Beekeepers of the Greater Miami Valley are based at Brukner Nature Center in Troy, and welcome all levels of beekeepers. Some members are just getting started as beekeepers, some have been keeping bees for years, while others just have a sincere interest in beekeeping.
“Our aim is to promote beekeeping by teaching and mentoring all those interested in the world of honeybees,” said Lieberman-Smith. “We help individuals re-home bees that might be hanging out in a tree and we also do all kinds of educating in the county.”
Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director, is excited to have Lieberman-Smith visiting to spread the amazing things that bees do for us. “It will definitely give everyone a new sense of respect for honey bees,” Royer-DeLong said.
A UVMC nurse will be available from 10:15-11 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings.
Reservations for the program and luncheon must be made by Monday, Feb. 6, by stopping at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, or by calling (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.