Local bee experts Martha Krauss and her husband Will, will be bringing an observation hive to Backyard Birds on Saturday, April 6, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Get a close up look at the bees (no, they can’t get out!) and enjoy learning more about bees, how they work, live and play an important role in our environment. Get a hands on look at beekeepers equipment, actual supers, frames, and veils & gloves.
ABOUT MARTHA AND WILL KRAUSS
Martha and Will have lived in Matthews, NC for over 45 years. As avid gardners they enjoy growing vegetables, flowers and shrubs. About eight years ago they began to see a significant decline in honey bees that summer. A friend, who was a beekeeper, introduced them to the delight of beekeeping. They took a class at Union County and are now active beekeepers educating others in Mecklenburg and Union County on the importance bees have on our environment and helping bring awareness about the importance of pollinators.
Martha was instrumental in working with the Matthews Town Council for Matthews to become designated as a BeeCityUSA community.