Friday, December 28, 2012

Beekeeping Workshops

Here are three upcoming learning opportunities for those interested in beekeeping.  Did you know that there are 24 local beekeeping associations in Missouri besides the MO State Association?  To see if there is one near you, click here.

The Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association (EMBA) will offer courses of instruction for beginners and experienced beekeepers on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Maritz in Fenton, Missouri. Space is limited, and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.  Tuition for the workshop is $75 per person, including lunch and refreshments, before January 20, 2013. Tuition is $90 per person for those registering on or after January 20th. Registration closes February 2nd unless filled sooner. There will be a waiting list, if needed.  Click here for more information.

Three Rivers Beekeepers and the University of Missouri Extension Center for St. Charles County are offering a Beginning Beekeeper Class on February 1st and 2nd (Friday 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Come learn about the fascinating honeybee and how to manage them and their home, the beehive. Cost for the program is $75.00 per person. Register online or call the Extension Center at 636-970-3000.

The Basics of Beekeeping in Missouri Workshop will be held February 23rd from 9 am to 4 pm at the Johnson County Extension Center, 135 W. Market, Warrensburg, MO.  This all day workshop will be taught by Jim and Valerie Duever of Jim ‘n’ I Farms, Inc. The speakers have taught several beginning beekeeping workshops and are very passionate about educating people on beekeeping. Come learn about how to start, manage and maintain productive honeybee colonies through an entire year. Also, we will be doing a hands-on building of a hive. This hive will be given away as a door prize!  Cost: $40.00 per person with a class limit to first 30 paid students.  Contact the Henry County Extension Center at (660) 885-5556 for more info or to register. Deadline to register is February 18, 2013.

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