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Extension Office Offers Beekeeping Classes

Oct 30, 2011 02:06PM

Escambia County Extension and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science will present a series of classes entitled Beekeeping in the Panhandle, which cover a variety of topics, including types of honey bees, pollen collection and how to split hives.

These classes will be offered by interactive video from 6 to 8 p.m., Mondays, at the Escambia County Extension Office, 3740 Stefani Road, in Cantonment. The first four of eight sessions are scheduled as follows: November 21: Introduction to Bees; November 28: Introduction to Beekeeping and Beekeeping Equipment; December 5: Bee Management; and December 12: Pests and Diseases.

Along with the registration form, available online, a $50 fee per person and $25 for each additional person covers the cost of the class and materials. A beekeeping tradeshow, with hands-on demonstrations and exhibits, will be held at 10 a.m., December 10, at the Washington County Extension Office, 1424 Jackson Avenue, in Chipley, with preregistration at 9 a.m.

Mail registration to the Escambia County Extension Office, 3740 Stefani Rd., Cantonment, FL 32533. Registration and payments are due by Nov. 16. For more information or to register, contact Libbie Johnson, Escambia County agriculture extension agent, at 475-5230 or [email protected]

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