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Annual Beekeeping School set to begin

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 7, 2014 1:46 PM

The Beekeepers of the Neuse Bee Club will hold its third annual Spring Beekeeping School this month. Three different class times will be offered at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office, 208 W. Chestnut St.

The course is for anyone interested in bees, beekeeping, pollination or gardening.

The sessions are:

* Tuesdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

* Thursdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

* Saturday, Jan. 11 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Topics will include the background and history of beekeeping, getting started in beekeeping, bee equipment, bee biology and diseases, as well as bee management and pollination.

Participants may elect to take the Master Beekeepers level 1 test to become a state certified beekeeper. Review for the test will be held for all class participants on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Extension Office.

Class space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Contact Diane Lynch at the Extension Office at 919-731-1520.