LEWISBURG — If you like honey, visit the Garber Nature Center on Saturday, July 20, from 1-3 p.m. for the first ever honey presentation by Al Tuttle, a certified Ohio beekeeper.
Tuttle has worked with bees for the past 29 years and is an expert in his field. He has 70 bee hives located at Fulton Farms and a few other locations. His honey is sold at 12 locations including Hock’s Pharmacy in Vandalia and Dorothy Lane Markets. Tuttle has served as director and treasurer of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association and president and secretary-treasurer of the Miami Valley Beekeepers Association.
Tuttle received the Aullwood Volunteer of the Year Award in 2015. He is a former member of the National Honey Board Nominating Committee and a former bee inspector for Montgomery County. He has gone to Fiji, Kenya, and Nicaragua to teach beekeeping. He will explain the workings of a hive and demonstrate some items and techniques he uses in his work.
Those who attend will be able to taste some honey and learn about the health benefits of everything which comes from the beehive. Children will do a bee project after the presentation.
The Garber Nature Center is located at 9691 Ohoi 503 N., Lewisburg.
The program is free with donations welcomed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.