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Gardening Group Presents ‘Buzz About Bees’

Alameda Backyard Gardeners will host a discussion entitled “The Buzz About Bees” on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave.

According to the group, urban beekeeping is booming worldwide. In New York, the number of registered hives grew from three in 2010, when beekeeping was legalized there, to 161 this year.

Alan Pryor and Gabrielle Dolphin from Alameda Backyard Beekeepers will share the beekeeping basics. They will also explain how all the pieces fit together and how to start your own hive this spring.

The presenters will bring an observation hive. Also, community members are asked to bring some honey from their hives for a group honey tasting.

Alameda Backyard Growers says its meetings are free and open to all residents of Alameda and the surrounding area.

Monthly meetings are also a great time for community members to drop off fruit and vegetable donations for the Alameda Food Bank.

Janet Levaux