Beekeepers club starts in Northeast Missouri

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The amount of bees in the United States has been decreasing.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture about one fourth of the American diet depends on the work of honeybees.

Several people in the city of Macon are doing something about it.

â??A beekeeper would be somebody interested in keeping bees on a farm and use those bees to help pollinate the area for gardens as well as maintaining and getting honey,â?? said Macon Bee Club Member Daniel West.

Member Bob Brammer said anyone can be a member of the bee club. â??We have every one from the medical field to people who just want bees for gardening and some people are in it just because they are fascinated by bees and just want to learn,â?? Brammer said.

The massive death of honeybees is likely to lead to larger problems.

If there are fewer bees to pollinate some say there will be smaller harvests causing some food prices to soar.

The club meets the first Monday every month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Macon Career Center.