Lecture Series: Beekeeping

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
Lecture Series: Beekeeping
Thursday, March 15th @6:30pm (Prince Memorial Library)

Beekeeper John Gobel will offer a lively presentation on honey bees and beekeeping on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at Prince Memorial Library. The presentation will provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of honey bees and explore how humans have partnered with them over the centuries to the benefit of both. It will also explain how to start keeping bees as a hobbyist.
Gobel has spent several years studying bees and beekeeping, attending numerous intermediate and advanced classes, and doing the necessary research to successfully operate his five-colony backyard operation. Gobel is an adjunct professor of finance and management in the University of New Hampshire system, and president of Wealth Management Services. His interests run wide and deep. In addition to active membership in local beekeeping organizations, he is the president of the Maine Powerchute Association and is an FAA-certified flight instructor and an FAA-Designated Pilot Examiner. He is a Vietnam veteran with more than 500 flight combat missions to his credit.
The talk is part of the Prince Memorial Library Lecture Series, featuring local experts and speakers on a wide range of topics. Light refreshments will be served. Prince Memorial Library is located at 266 Main Street in Cumberland. For more information, contact the library at 829-2215.