MOUNT VERNON — Have you been thinking about keeping bees but aren’t sure where to begin? The Kokosing Valley Beekeepers Association is hosting a beginner beekeeping course workshop, Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be held at the Knox County Extension building. Seats are limited so preregistration is required.
All the basic information needed to become a beekeeper will be covered. The sessions will be taught by beekeeping members of Kokosing Valley Beekeepers Association with over 100 years of combined experience.
“We can’t teach everything there is to know about beekeeping in one day, but it will be enough to get anyone interested in beekeeping started,” said Tom Wall, program chairman. “There is a lot to know, and even as experienced beekeepers we learn something new all the time.”
The course will include topics like what types of bees are suited for our area, and the best ways to acquire bees and install them in your new hive. Also the course will cover hive parts, equipment needs, and even the best location for a hive. Most importantly discussions will be held on how to keep bees healthy and how to deal with pest problems.
There is a cost per person which includes “First Lessons in Beekeeping” book, by Dr. Keith Delaplane, and lunch will be provided. The seating is limited. Registration closes today.
For more information, visit www.knoxbees.com or call 740-263-3187, KVBA.
Published on February 2, 2011