Monday, January 12, 2015


2015 BEGINNING BEEKEEPING SHORTCOURSE The Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association is conducting a five session short course on beginning beekeeping for anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper. The Monday evening classroom sessions will be on March 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Building located at 185 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg. There will also be a field day at a local apiary on Saturday, April 11. Cost is $40.00 per family. For information, contact Penn State Extension at 717/263-9226. 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.