York County Beginner Bee School

Are you thinking of adding beekeeping to your gardening or farming expertise? Would you like to learn how to produce your own local honey, and help provide pollinators to your yard and neighborhood? Don’t miss this opportunity to take beekeeping classes in Springvale from Maine State Beekeepers Association experts, through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Beginner Bee School: A five-week introductory beekeeping course
UMaine Extension – Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St, Springvale, ME
Tuesdays, October 16 – November 13, 2012
6 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $90/person, or $140 for pair of students sharing the text & materials; includes one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association
Registration Deadline: October 4, 2012

Beginner Bee School, a five-week introductory beekeeping course, starts October 16 and continues on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 pm through November 13. The course will cover such topics as the Honey Bee Colony, Constructing Hives, Pests and Diseases, and Honey Production. Students will also have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience during a field lab. Experienced instructors are Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association and Richard McLaughlin, President of the York County Beekeepers Association. The course fee is $90 per person, or $140 for a pair of students sharing the text & materials, and includes a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association.

Instructors: Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association and Richard McLaughlin, President, York County Beekeepers Association

Beekeeping classes will take place at the Anderson Learning Center at 21 Bradeen Street in Springvale. Registration deadline is October 4. For more information and a registration form, please see the Extension website at http://extension.umaine.edu/york/ or contact the York County office of UMaine Extension at 1-800-287-1535 (in state) or 207-324-2814 or rebecca.gowdy@maine.edu.

The course is co-sponsored by UMaine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for the program should contact Frank Wertheim at 800-287-1535 to discuss their needs at least 7 days in advance. UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals.

For more information: http://umaine.edu/york/

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