Beekeeper is All the Buzz at “Meet the Farmer Night”

Learn about beekeeping during “Meet the Farmer” night June 20 at Howell Living History Farm.

The art and science of keeping honeybees will be the focus at Howell Living History Farm on Thursday, June 20, when beekeeper Bob Hughes of Yardville presents the third and final program in the “Meet the Farmer” series. This program is free and begins at 7pm.

During his talk, Hughes will share stories from his 40 years in the bee business, including his work as the State’s bee inspector, beekeeping instructor at Rutgers University, and as Howell Farm’s volunteer beekeeper. He will also discuss what it takes to protect populations in the wild and to raise domestic bees.

There will be a display of beekeeping tools and equipment and an opportunity to see live bees during a short walk to the farm’s bee yard.

After the program, guests can meet and talk with Mr. Hughes over refreshments provided by the Friends of Howell Farm. The popular “Meet the Farmer” series will continue next year with opportunities to meet a dairy farmer, nurseryman and vegetable grower.

Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29,seven miles north of Washington Crossing. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530.

For more information about the “Meet the Farmer” series and other farm programs, call (609) 737-3299 or

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