The Art of Keeping Bees

Become a beekeeper! The Pawtuckaway Beekeepers Association is offering their annual Bee School, with classes beginning February 27th. Also, Wendy Booth, of NH Beekeepers, is offering a two-day intensive course to take place at the Jeremiah Smith Grange Hall in Lee, on February 25th and March 3rd:

2012 Bee School
Pawtuckaway Beekeepers’ Association
Masonic Lodge, 12 South St, Candia, NH
February 27 – April 23, 2012
7 – 9 p.m.

Once a year we offer Bee School, a series of evening classes in beekeeping taught by beekeepers. In eight weekly classes, bee-ginners will learn:

• The fascinating life cycle of the honey bee
• How to assemble a hive
• How to take care of your bees
• The equipment and tools involved
• A hobby that you will treasure for a lifetime

Each week at 6:30 p.m., we will either show videos of beekeeping or conduct live demonstrations. The class runs from 7 – 9 p.m. The registration fee is $60. This includes Bee School binder, book, PBA membership, monthly newsletter, and lots of fun! It is a great opportunity to learn a hobby that gets you in tune with nature.

We hope that current members will join us for some or all of the PBA Bee School. Come and get a refresher, learn something new, or give your advice to the new-bees. Did you take bee school last year? You can attend again this year for FREE as long as you are a current member (no materials provided). Bring your experiences to share. Bee School for 2012 will start February 27th.

For more information: www.pawtuckawaybeekeepers.org

Learn the Art of Keeping Bees
Intensive Two Day Course with Wendy Booth, Hive Healthy
Jeremiah Smith Grange Hall, Lee, NH
February 25 & March 3, 2012
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $100 per person

Prepare to have your mind blown. Prepare to learn about the fascinating lifeof the Honey Bee and what it takes to be a beekeeper. Prepare to get excited about insects like never before.

Taught by Wendy Booth, current Editor and President of the NH Beekeepers, Beekeeper of the Year NH 2008, NH Chronicle feature, guest on NHNPR Laura Kinoy Show and owner of My Bee Buddy beekeeping services.

Suggested Texts: Beekeeping for Dummies, and Beekeepers Handbook by Samataro.

For more information: www.hivehealthy.com

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