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Beginning Beekeeping Course Registration

If you are seriously considering keeping honey bees, or have decided to start this spring, this is the course for you! The 5-session Beginning  Beekeeper Course will give you the detailed information you need to get started.  

The course includes a hands-on field day. A sample of the topics covered includes: 


  • Getting Started in Beekeeping – What you need 

  • Apiary Site Locations, Zoning laws, State registration

  • Honey Bee Biology and Behavior

  • Swarming and Its Prevention

  • Management and best practices for new colonies a

  • Products of the Hive

  • Feeding Bees and Local Nectar and Pollen Plants

  • Honey Bee Pests, Diseases, and Other Problems 

  • And much more – Including demonstrations and hands-on opportunities


The Beginning Beekeeping Course is scheduled for:

When:        Starting Wednesday, February 12, 2020 

                   for five consecutive Wednesdays, plus                         one field day

Where:       Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall


Registration:  $50 Individual, $75 for couple,

                       $10 children under 14

Registration is OPEN for the Beginning Beekeeping Course that starts on February 12, 2020, at 7 PM.

Complete this form to register for the course, then select the Submit button to go to the payment page.

Note: Please format your phone number as xxx-xxx-xxxx

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