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Becoming a Hobby Beekeeper class
November 22, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$15.00
Explore the world of honey bees and steps to becoming a beekeeper at the “Beginner Beekeeper Short Course”. This course will allow the participants to receive a complete perspective of the process and expense involved with keeping honey bees as a hobby or alternative farm enterprise. It should allow the participant to decide if this is something they want to do. For others, it offers an excellent opportunity to learn about this useful, often misunderstood insect so important to the food supply. Topics include: bee equipment and how to set up a hive, packaged bees & queens and sources for help, installing bees and how to get them off to a good start, honeybee pests, the Africanized honeybee, honey collection and extraction techniques.
$15.00 registration fee (includes materials and lunch). Pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). This program is offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent, and Barton Wilder, Ag & Natural Resources Agent.Beekeeping Agenda & Flyer