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Carroll Community College Offers Beekeeping Basics Class

Release Date: 2/22/2011

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

Carroll Community College Offers Beekeeping Basics Class

Westminster, Md., Carroll Community College will offer a Continuing Education and Training class about beekeeping for profit, fun, or for growing a garden. Classes will be held March 23 through April 13, 2011 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in room K 100A, on campus at 1601 Washington Rd. On Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the last class in the series will be held at Hashawa Apiary.

The cost is $45 per family (MD Senior Adults: $45). The cost includes a textbook and a one-year membership in the Carroll County Beekeepers Association. This course is appropriate for children ages 10 and up, accompanied by an adult. The course number is SBA-563-A3.

Students will learn about:

  • Getting started
  • Equipment and assembly
  • Honey bee biology
  • Seasonal management and swarming
  • Diseases

A hands-on lab provides:

  • Honey extraction demonstration
  • Open hive observations
  • Swarm collecting presentation
  • Hive inspecting demonstration
  • Re-queening instruction

The course is offered in partnership with Carroll County Beekeepers Association. To register, go to or call Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100.


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