The final speaker in the Lafayette County Master Gardeners Association’s Spring Lecture Series for 2022 will be Suzan Laney, an amateur beekeeper, who moved to Oxford in 2020 from Flora, Mississippi.
His subject will be “Democracy and the way of life of bees”.
When Laney moved to Woodson Ridge Farm from Oxford two years ago, she brought not only her household items, but also her beehives with bees. She had been a beekeeper for seven years at Flora. She says her bees have settled in well in Oxford and are happily helping to pollinate the beautiful flowers and vegetables grown at Woodson Ridge Farmstead.
A graduate of Mississippi State University and an MS Master Gardener since 1993, Laney is also an active member of the MS Beekeepers Association. She typically harvests between thirty and sixty gallons of honey each year from her hives.
The conference will begin at noon on Thursday, May 12 in the auditorium of the Lafayette County Oxford Library at 401 Bramlett Boulevard. Parking is available at the library and across the street at the Skate Park and the Pavilion.
There is no admission charge for the conference and the public is cordially invited to attend. For more information about the Lafayette County Master Gardeners Association or to schedule a free home landscape consultation, please visit the website at www.LCMGA.org or contact the extension office of the county at (662) 234-4451.