Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2017 Iowa Honey Queen to Visit OPL

Bees, Hives, and Honey 
Carly Vannoy,
2017 Iowa Honey Queen

Join us Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Ottumwa Public Library to learn about honey bees, honey, and beekeeping at this interactive, informative program presented by the 2017 Iowa Honey Queen, Carly Vannoy!

You will learn about how bees make mummies, the color of mystery honey, the strange use of beehives in medieval times, and much, much more!

Carly started beekeeping three years ago through the Iowa Honey Producers Association's Youth Scholarship Program, and currently manage three hives of her own. After serving locally and representing her local beekeeping club as the Friendly Beekeepers of Iowa Honey Queen, she was able to advance to state and now represent honeybees, honey, and beekeeping on a statewide level! It is Carly's goal to educate and inform about honeybees, and help people have an interest in and ability to start beekeeping!

This program is free and open to everyone. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance or for further information, please call the library’s director, Sonja Ferrell at (641)682-7563, extension 202.