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N.H. News Roundup: Granite Staters buzzing about beekeeping, Scott Brown undecided

Talk about a terrifying hobby. Well for me at least.

Bees – and more specifically a lot of bees – are not something I’d ever see myself tangling with on a daily basis. However, that’s not the case for a growing number of Granite Staters, as bee schools have been educating first-time beekeepers.

First-time beekeepers are waiting for their first shipment of the insects this week. And Barbara Lawler, President of the New Hampshire Beekeepers Association, explained to NHPR why the hobby is growing in popularity, but also why it is becoming more expensive.

A Merrimack bee school is one school that had its graduation last month.

There’s several beekeeping associations in the state like the New Hampshire Beekeepers’ Association, which “was established to promote the education of beekeepers and to inform the general public about honey and honey bees.”

If you’re looking for a more localized group, there’s the Capital Area Beekeepers’ Association as well.

However, if you’re like me and you’d prefer to just look at all things bees, there’s a Pintrest page set up for beekeeping in New Hampshire.

In other news

∎ For Massachusetts senator Scott Brown is still unsure of whether he will challenge N.H. incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

 The New Hampshire Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Christopher Gribble who sought to reverse his conviction for the murder of Kimberly Cates, who was hacked to death with a machete.

 A new dress code has been unveiled for vistors at New Hampshire prisons.

∎ New Hampshrie physicist Robert Levine received the H. Jack Baskin, MD, Endocrine Teaching Award at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists last week.

∎ The man who was rescused from Lake Winona over the weekend has died.

∎ The state wants a suit filed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock and nine other large hospitals in New Hampshire to be resolved soon.

∎ There will be an open house at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on June 1.

 A Hookset preschool is sending a care package to a local soldier.

∎ Verizon Wireless has enhanced its coverage near the Lake Winnepesaukee region.

∎ There’s a free bird walk at Weeks State Park in Lancaster on Thursday morning beginning at 7 a.m.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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