Anyone wanting to delve into the world of beekeeping will have an opportunity to do so Monday night at Lannom Library.

According to library officials, local author and avid beekeeper Mary Jane Miller will present a preparatory course on all things beekeeping at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the library.

The event is free to attend – no library card needed, according to Lannom’s Leslie Warren.

“They don’t have to have a library card to attend; they don’t have to register,” she said. “They just have to show up and take notes and have fun.”

This will be the second Beekeeping 101 course taught by Miller and the fourth one overall, according to Warren.

“The first year I had the UT [Extension Office] come out and do one,” she said. The following year, she invited the Elk Valley Beekeepers out of Franklin County, followed by Miller last year.

“We just figured it was time to do another one,” Warren said.

All the previous beekeeping information sessions have been well-attended, according to Warren.

“There’s a lot of interest,” she said.

That interest helps sustain and grow the bee population, which can in turn help the food we eat, Warren added.

“Bees are endangered, and they’re very important to our environment,” she said. “It just builds awareness of how important beekeeping is.”

The program will last for one hour, according to the Facebook event for the course.

Lannom Library is located at 312 N. Collins St.

Erin McCullough may be reached at emccullough@tullahomanews.com.

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