Beginner Bee School, Starting February 19

bee-sunflower2-250x1815-Week Beginner Bee School
Maine State Beekeepers Association & UMaine Cooperative Extension York County
Venue: Nasson Heritage Room, Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale, ME
Dates: Thursdays, February 19 – March 19, 2015
Time: 6 – 8:30pm

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; and
– 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: $95 – includes beginning beekeeping textbooks, other materials, and a 1-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. A reduced fee of $45 applies to one of a pair of students who choose to share the text and materials ($140/pair). Register online: Registration is required by February 12, 2015.

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. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Frank Wertheim at 800.287.1535 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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

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