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Beekeeping For Beginners Class Offered In Feb.

To Bee or not to Bee is the question that will be answered during a three-week short course for beginning beekeepers.

The course, led by Larry Tucker, will begin on Feb. 12 and will run Tuesdays through Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Mansfield.

Tucker is a retired Small Farm Family Program Education Assistant from University of Missouri/Lincoln University. He has many years of experience with his own beekeeping operation in Ozark County. Larry also has spent many years teaching other producers how to begin management of bees on their own property.

Larry and this workshop will feature the video series entitled “A Year in the Life of an Apiary” by Dr. Keith Delaplane. Dr. Delaplane is an entomologist and honeybee specialist at the University of Georgia,

This video series was developed by the University of Georgia and shown on PBS public television. Each class will have video presentations with open discussion after each. Dr. Deleplane’s video will demonstrate how to start, manage and maintain productive honeybee colonies through an entire year.

Whether it is starting your own operation or cultivating natural bee habitat this could be the class for you. For more information and to register please contact the Wright County Extension office at 417-741-6134 or wrightco@missouri. edu.

Registration fees are $50 per person or $75 per farm.