Wellington Garden Club Meeting To Feature Talk On Pollinators And Natural Habitats

Learn more about Peterson Farms Honey at the Jan. 8 Wellington Garden Club meeting.

Wellington Garden Club will meet on Monday, Jan. 8 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.).

The meeting will feature a presentation on pollinators and their habitats at 10 a.m. by Tom Peterson of Peterson Farms Honey, an endeavor reflecting Peterson’s unwavering commitment to preserving natural habitats for pollinators.

Peterson is a dedicated beekeeper whose fascination with bees began during his formative years. Acquiring his first hive in 1973, he rapidly immersed himself in the world of apiculture, and by 1980 his passion had blossomed into 2,500 thriving hives. Though he sold his beekeeping business in 1990, his love for bees never waned.

In 2010, he reignited his calling, establishing an impressive 3,500 hives that now span across Minnesota, Texas and California. Alongside his son and five grandchildren, he operates Peterson Farms Honey, an operation that is dedicated to ensuring a brighter future for bees by restoring their natural ecosystems.

The community is invited to join the club for coffee and a plant raffle beginning at 9:30 a.m. Visitors are asked to check in at the guest table. To reserve a spot, contact Carol Ralph at caroltaylorralph@gmail.com.

The Wellington Garden Club, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating its members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, floral design and landscape design; and to promoting conservation of natural resources, civic beautification and youth education. For more information, visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org.