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Beekeeping as a Hobby

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Bob Arevalo will share some of his adventures in beekeeping at this session. While watching the movie Ulee’s Gold, he developed an interest in this unique hobby. He took a course at the University of Minnesota, purchased equipment, came home, and ordered honey bees. “It is a fun hobby. I love these incredible little creatures,” Arevalo says. “Everybody should have 2 or 3 hives of bees. They are easier to keep than a dog or a cat.” Join us for a fascinating presentation.

Subarea:Rockford Southwest

Directions:
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61102 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford. After crossing the Rock River, turn left on Church St., IL 2. Follow IL 2, which will join S. Main St. to the Arboretum on the right at Clifton Ave. From the south and west: follow U.S. Bypass 20 to S. Main (IL 2); go north on S. Main to the Arboretum on the left at Clifton.

Beekeeping as a Hobby