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  • Beekeeper speaks to garden club

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  • The Herkimer Garden Club conducted its October meeting at the Basloe Library with President Maria Fiorentino presiding.
    Department of Environmental Conservation Coordinator Barbara Guiffre welcomed Nick Ferri and his parents to the meeting. The club sponsored Nick to represent the Fifth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State at Camp Colby. The camp's aim is to show the value of the environment and care needed to preserve it. Nick thanked the members for their sponsorship and reported on his activities at camp.
    Mary Macrina introduced guest speaker David Bladek, a beekeeper from St. Johnsville, who gave a program on the process of making honey. He brought a portion of a hive. Members were able to see the habitat and order of bees. Bladek told them honeybees are not native to North America and hundreds of thousands of bees make up a colony. He brought a sample of the honey made from his hives. Members were pleased to learn that the honey made from wildflowers in the area is available at the co-op in Little Falls.
    Hostesses for the meeting were Margaret Stoffolano and Doris Talarico.
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