Official MSU beekeeper John Moore to speak at Historium in Gainesville Thursday, Feb. 23

Diane and John Moore will be at the Ozark County Historium at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, to discuss beekeeping. John serves as the official beekeeper of Missouri State University.

John Moore, official beekeeper for Missouri State University, and his wife Diane will talk about beekeeping at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville. The event is free and open to everyone. The Historium is on the west side of the Gainesville square.

The two experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic beekeepers will discuss the importance of bees and share tips on how to get started in beekeeping. They say spring is the right time, if you've ever thought about beekeeping, so now is an excellent time to learn from a true expert. John and Diane keep bees on their property in Ozark County as well as in Greene County and at the Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove.

A keeper of honey bees in retirement, John Moore is a career educator who served 22 years as president of Drury University in Springfield. He is a Monett native and holds two degrees from Yale and a doctorate from Harvard, which he earned after serving active duty as an Army officer. He took up beekeeping after retiring in 2010 and is an active member of the Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks. He and Diane find bees fascinating creatures and enjoy helping prospective beekeepers learn their craft.

For more info, contact the Historium at, or call the Historium at 417-679-2400 during business hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday).

Ozark County Times

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