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Trevose Horticultural Society buzzing about beekeeping


“What’s the Buzz with Beekeeping” will be the featured program at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem.

Beekeeping to pollinate the environment is not the only focus of guest speaker Joe Dervan’s presentation, but also beekeeping for the love of it. Dervan will discuss the basics of Beekeeping 101 for the home gardener, how to provide for the sustainability of the honeybee and include a short tutorial on how to harvest surplus honey.

A Cornell University Master Beekeeper, Dervan is the owner of Bucks County Bee Company which provides full-service beehive management in the Doylestown area.

Dervan is also president of the nonprofit Bucks County Beekeepers Association. He manages about 20 hives of his own and another 20 for clients, mostly Italian and Carniolan honey bees.

All meetings are open to the public; a donation of $5 is requested from nonmembers. For information, contact 856-866-9163, visit or follow on Facebook.