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WVU Extension 4-H’ers to celebrate Pollinator Week at Jackson’s Mill with bee workshop

A patch of multi-colored dahlias

During National Pollinator Week from June 17-23, 4-H'ers and campers will participate in a hands-on WVU Extension bee workshop at the WVU Jackson's Mill Apiary in Weston. (WVU Extension)

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WHAT: The West Virginia University Extension 4-H Older Members Conference will host an educational opportunity for campers to learn about pollinators during National Pollinator Week, June 17-23.

4-H’ers and campers will participate in “Beekeeping 101,” a hands-on workshop hosted by trained experts. Students will learn about these valuable pollinators, the role they play in the world’s ecosystem and how to safely care for hives, including working with the on-site hives.

WHO: WVU Extension 4-H faculty, staff, volunteers and participating campers, including 4-H’er Emily Carothers of Fayette County, who has been recognized by West Virginia 4-H for her volunteer efforts to establish community vegetable and pollinator gardens at her local library, and Christy Turner, beekeeper at the Apiary at the Mill. Both are available for remote or on-site interviews.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 1-2 p.m.

WHERE: WVU Jackson’s Mill Apiary, 160 Jackson Mill Road, Weston

NOTES: All media must check in upon arrival to camp at the Director’s House where they will receive a guest badge and be escorted to the educational activities.



Director, Communications and Marketing
WVU Extension


Elliot Levy
National 4-H Council

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