The Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers Association is offering its annual bee school to individuals interested in learning more about keeping bees. Instructors of the classes are members of the association. In addition, the Maine State Apiarist will speak one evening on honey bee pests and pest management.
While attending bee school one night per week for seven consecutive weeks, students will learn about honey bees, how to select an apiary site, equipment requirements and use, four-season management of honey bees, and honey extraction and uses of honey and wax, along with honey bee pests and pest management options.
Perhaps the most vital part of the Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers Association class is the opportunity to meet other beekeepers in the Knox County and Lincoln County area who keep bees and who are interested in mentoring new beekeepers.
The Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers Association plans monthly programs throughout the year, with numerous hive openings and speakers during the spring, summer, and fall months to encourage hands-on experiences for all levels of beekeepers.
Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, at 524 Waldoboro Road in Damariscotta, beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 27 and ending April 10. One optional Saturday workshop in March is also planned to assemble hives and frames for spring use.
The course fee is $50, payable by check or cash at the first class, and includes a textbook and a prorated annual membership to the Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers Association.
Go to klcbee.com to find out more about the 2018 bee school and the 2018 Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers Association program of events.
To register for bee school or if one has further questions concerning the course, call Jane Dunstan at 586-6800 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name, address, and phone number(s) in the email message for registration information.