Thursday, January 21, 2016


The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering a Complete Beekeeping Short Course on Monday evenings from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on February 15, 22, and 29.  Classes will meet at the UAM Agriculture Building, located on the corner of Scogin Dr. and Stadium Dr., Monticello, AR.  This is a 3-part course, so plan to attend all three sessions.  

Classes will be taught by Jon Zawislak, UA Extension Apiculturist and EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, and will include everything you should know to begin keeping your own honey bees safely and successfully.  Topics will include: The bee hive and other equipment, Honey bee biology & behaviors, How and where to get your own bees, Your first year with your new colony, Harvesting honey and beeswax, Bee hive pests and disease management, and Honey bee laws and regulations.

The classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required to ensure sufficient materials for all participants.  To register, contact the Drew County Cooperative Extension Office at 870-460-6270.  The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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