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Class Offered on Beekeeping Basics

Release Date: 2/16/2010

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President         
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Offers Class on Beekeeping Basics

Westminster, Md., Feb. 16,  2010--Beekeeping can be a profitable small business. It can also be a fascinating and environmentally-sound hobby for the entire family. For example, beekeeping makes gardens and fruit trees more productive.

Carroll Community College will offer a class titled "Beekeeping Basics." The class covers getting started with bees; equipment and equipment assembly; spring management and swarming; diseases; and fall/winter management. A hands-on lab session on the last day at Hashawa's  apiary covers a honey extraction demonstration and open hive observations; collecting swarms; inspecting a hive; introducing a queen and package; and requeening.

The class is offered in partnership with Carroll County Beekeepers Association. It is appropriate for children ages 10 and up who are accompanied by an adult. The cost includes a textbook and a one-year membership in the Carroll County Beekeepers Association.

Cost: $45 per family (MD Senior Adults: $45)
Course #: SBA-563-A3 (Five sessions) 
Wednesday, March 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 7:30 p.m. to  9:30 p.m.
Washington Road Campus, Rm. K100A
Saturday, March 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Hashawa





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