Thursday, January 6, 2011

Beginning Beekeeping Shortcourse


The Franklin County Beekeepers' Association is conducting a five session shortcourse on beginning beekeeping for any interested beekeepers.  The Thursday evening classroom sessions will be on March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 26, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office which is located at 181 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg.  There will also be a field day at a local apiary on Saturday, March 26. Cost for the shortcourse is $35.00 per family.  Subjects that will be covered include an introduction to beekeeping, bee biology, beekeeping equipment, maintaining healthy bees, installing packages and apiary colony management.  Registration is required and is limited to the first 50.  You do not have to be a member of the Franklin County Beekeepers' Association to register.  Registration includes a beekeeping manual, disposable gloves, refreshments and membership in the Franklin County Beekeepers' Association.  For additional information or to register, contact Penn State Cooperative Extension at 717/263-9226.