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Program on bees planned Monday

Bernie Driggs of Sagola will be the featured speaker at the Senior Adult Day planned Monday at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp in Crystal Falls.

CRYSTAL FALLS — “The Wonderful World of Bees” will be the focus of Senior Adult Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp in Crystal Falls.

Self-taught beekeeper Bernie Driggs of Sagola will be the featured speaker.

“Sometime in the late ’70s, I wanted to make mead (honey wine),” Driggs said, “So I bought what I needed to build a hive, ordered a package of bees and I was a beekeeper, or so I thought.”

The novice beekeeper read a lot, learned from his mistakes and in a few years had honey to bottle. Today, as a member of Northwoods Beekeepers of Iron Mountain, Driggs is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of the honeybee.

According to Driggs, the program also will include a brief history of the honeybee, a look at a year of a beekeeper, and an introduction to beeswax “from the hive to the candle.”

Lunch reservations can be made by calling the camp office at 906-214-2267 by Friday.

A $10 donation is requested.

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