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The Beekeeping History Program will be presented by Bernie Driggs of Northwoods Beekeepers at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Dickinson County Library and Northwoods Beekeepers are delighted to announce a three-part beekeeping series.

The first part of this series, “The History of Beekeeping” will be at 6:30 tonight at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

Bernie Driggs, member of Northwoods Beekeepers, will present the importance and history of beekeeping. Driggs was born and raised in Milwaukee, and after leaving the United States Army, he left town and moved to the Sagola area. In the late 1970s, Driggs wanted to make mead (a honey wine), so he bought what he needed to build a beehive, ordered a pack of bees, and became a beekeeper.

With lots of reading he quickly learned from my mistakes and within a few years he had honey to bottle.

Northwoods Beekeepers, located in Iron Mountain, is a network of beekeepers on the border between northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of south-central Michigan. They share information and resources to keep bees healthy and productive.

They meet monthly from February to October; for more information contact them by email at

The Dickinson County Library helps the community find its history through materials, programs and services for all ages. For more information about the library and its services, visit

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