2016 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 Thursday evening classroom sessions will be on March 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2016, 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 a Saturday in April. Cost is $40.00 per family. For information, contact Penn State Extension at 717/263-9226 or by email at FranklinExt@psu.edu. 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, refreshments and membership in the Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association.