Bees buzz into Coastal Children's Museum
Rockland — Jean and Dick Vose from Vose Apiaries in Nobleboro will be bringing their bees to the Coastal Children’s Museum, located at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland, on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to noon.
The observational hive is special because it is secured with clear plastic on all sides so one can investigate and discover with no fear of getting stung. They will give a short presentation on their bees and the gardens they keep and then answer any questions. The pair is also bringing a hat with veil, gloves and a smoker — the uniform of the beekeeper — the children will be able to try on for size. Additionally, information on beekeeping will be available for anyone interested in this important, fun and honey-filled hobby. No registration is required for this workshop and is included in the price of admission.
The Voses have been backyard beekeepers since 1986. They began with one hive in their backyard and quickly expanded to 10 hives. When they relocated to the Midcoast they found no local bee school or beekeeping association in their area, so they started a beekeeping school in 2001.
From this school, the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers began in 2003. Information on KLCB events and membership can be found at klcbee.com.