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Beekeeping Basics: How to Start Your Own Hive

Event Date: 
March 16, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Honey bees are fascinating to watch, and beekeeping is a great family activity. Plus, honeybees make gardens and fruit trees more productive, and the honey they produce is delicious! This 2-session course will cover everything you need in order to have thriving bees from the start, including equipment, honey bee biology, dealing with stings, year-round management, swarm control, diseases and honey extracting. Great for beginning and intermediate beekeepers, or anyone generally interested in honey bees. This course includes hands-on work in the apiary and is taught by renowned naturalist and beekeeper Steve McDaniel.

Saturdays, March 16 and 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$40 members, $50 non-members