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Beginner beekeeping school to be held Feb. 9-10

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Local beekeepers attend a Master Hobbiest Beekeepers course in Winchester last April. Beginners will have a chance to learn more about beekeeping on Feb. 9-10 in Winchester. (Photo Provided)

Local beekeepers attend a Master Hobbiest Beekeepers course in Winchester last April. Beginners will have a chance to learn more about beekeeping on Feb. 9-10 in Winchester. (Photo Provided)

WINCHESTER – The Elk Valley Beekeeping Association, in conjunction with the Franklin County Extension Service, is holding a beginner’s beekeeping school Feb. 9-10 at 6:30 p.m. The beginner class will be held at the Franklin County Extension Service at 406 Joyce Lane in Winchester.

Topics will include: setting up an apiary, equipment requirements, seasonal hive management, and integrated pest management techniques.

This program is designed for youth as well as adults wanting to learn more about starting a beekeeping project. Cost of the course will be $20 for the Beekeeping in Tennessee manual. Contact John Ferrell at (931) 967-2741 for more information and registration. Participants need to register by Feb. 4.

The Cooperative Extension Program offers its programs to all persons regardless to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tennessee State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.

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