Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 FCBA Beginning Beekeeping Basics Course

2017 FCBA Beginning Beekeeping Basics Course

The Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association is conducting a five session Beginning Beekeeping Basics course for anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper.  The Thursday evening classroom sessions will be on March 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2017, 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  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.

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  1. Hi George, I'm looking to be connected with someone who would be willing to come teach a group of 100 teenage girls and their adults leaders at a summer camp. We're looking for a one hour presentation about bees, their importance in our world, etc. The camp is in Fayetteville. Please feel free to contact me at Thank you!