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Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • There's a new club in town

  • The buzz on the street is that Macon has a new club—a beekeeping club. Find out the details here.
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  • The buzz on the street is that Macon has a new club—a beekeeping club.
    On Saturday, April 27, approximately 40 individuals gathered at the Career Center Commons Area to discuss starting a beekeeping club in Macon.
    Individuals with no beekeeping experience up to individuals with 36 plus years experience were in attendance. And after a short presentation made by the Missouri State Beekeepers Association, the consensus was universal by a show of hands—Macon is ready for a beekeeping club.
    "We exist!" joked Dan West.
    After voting on a name, the North Central Missouri Beekeepers Association, meeting attendees voted West as the President/Moderator for the organization.
    The first meeting is set for May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Career Center Commons Area. Meetings will be the first Monday of every month from 7-9 p.m. The dues are donations only. Meetings will generally consist of a presentation made by a special guest followed by a Q&A.
    "Although the presentations are great, it's the discussion after the program where members learn the most," said Founder of Three Rivers Beekeeping John Timmons. "The secret to a good program is lots of communication, putting together really good programs and making sure that there is a friendly environment that when people leave they have a smile on their face."
    For more information on the club, contact Dan West at danwest@centurytel.net
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