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Would You Like to Learn Beekeeping?
Beginner Beekeeping Classes start in February
Rhode Island College – Friday mornings, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM), Instructor: Betty Mencucci. Rhode Island College – Saturday mornings, Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM), Instructor: Betty Mencucci.
University of RI, East Farm – Thursday nights, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Instructor: Evelyn Vose. University of RI, East Farm – Saturday mornings, Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM), Instructor: Evelyn Vose.
The course will cover everything the beginning beekeeper needs to know. Subjects will include getting started, the honeybee life cycle, choosing an apiary site, buying bees and equipment, assembly of the hive, installing package bees, catching swarms, nectar sources, bee diseases and pests, hive inspections and wintering. A variety of beekeeping equipment will be displayed and demonstrated each week. The cost for the 5-week course is $65.00 per person. This includes all course materials, a textbook and membership dues in the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association through April 1, 2015. Additional family members at the same address may attend for $10.00 each. (In this case, the entire family will be a member of the organization but will receive only one textbook and one set of handouts). Advance registration is required. To enroll, print out the 2014 registration form and send with your check payable to:RI Beekeepers Association , PO Box 64, Greenville, RI 02828
For more information, call Betty Mencucci at 401-568-8449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org