York County Beginner Bee School, October 1

bee-sunflower2-250x181Add keeping bees to your plans for next year’s garden with York County’s Beginner Bee School — the 5-week course takes place on Wednesdays, beginning October 1st:

5-Week Beginner Bee School
York County Beekeepers Association
Nasson Heritage Room, Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale, ME
Wednesdays, October 1 – 29, 2014
6 – 8:30pm
$90, registration deadline September 25

Participants in this 5-week introductory beekeeping course will learn about:

• the honey bee colony
• constructing hives
• spring, summer and fall management
• honey production
• wintering hives
• identification and control of brood diseases
• parasites and predators

Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will also have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience. Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association.

Course Fee: $90 – includes beginning beekeeping textbooks, other materials, and a 1-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. A reduced fee of $40 applies to one of a pair of students who choose to share the text and materials ($130/pair). Registration is required by September 25, 2014. Register online

Sponsored by the Maine State Beekeepers Association and University of Maine Cooperative Extension York County. For more information, contact UMaine Extension in York County at 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine), 207.324.2814 or (TDD) 1.800.287.8957 or e-mail rebecca.gowdy@maine.edu.

For more information: http://umaine.edu/york/programs/beginner-bee-school/

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