Now is also the time to assemble equipment and read up on some of the latest news and ideas on beekeeping.
Every year, the Ocoee Region Beekeepers order a large quantity of bees. Through its membership, the association offers training, reduced prices on medications and packages of bees.
Members also have honey-extracting equipment for the harvest in late June and July.
The Beekeepers’ next meeting is Feb. 19 at Appalachian Apiaries, 1943 Old Federal Highway in Ocoee.
Individuals interested in raising bees may contact Bill Emrey, president, at billemrey@ yahoo.com or Secretary Rob Parnell at parnell.rob010@ gmail.com.