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Master Gardeners to visit Sam Kaderly, bees
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JUDA - The Green County Master Gardeners will be holding their monthly tour at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Sam Kaderly Farm, W2091 Preston Road.

This month's meeting will feature Sam Kaderly, who will give a hands-on experience about bee keeping. He will be working with a live hive explaining the equipment he wears to be safe when working with the hive. He also will show the equipment needed for bees and how they use that equipment. Kaderly will try to locate the queen in his hive and discuss her importance as well as the other bees, or the brood, within the hive. Harvesting honey from the hive will be discussed and demonstrated if possible.

The Green County Wisconsin Master Gardeners Association was formed in Green County in 2004 to provide Master Gardeners with opportunities for professional development and community service. This past year members volunteered 177 hours of community education and 1976 hours in community service projects in Green County. Master Gardener volunteers also assist the UWEX Office in responding to horticulture questions.

The Green County Master Gardeners Association meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from February through October. Meetings usually include speakers or tours for learning and are open to the public.

Association officers for 2018 will include Rae Wellnitz, President; Tanna McKeon, Vice President; Kristi Leonard, Secretary; and Lynn Lokken as Treasurer. Anyone interested in horticulture and gardening is welcome to join the association; one does not have to be a Master Gardener to be a member. For more information on the UW-Extension Master Gardener program, contact Jayne Butts, Green County UW-Extension, at 328-9440.