The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and Southwest Arkansas Beekeepers will offer a free basic beekeeping class in March.
The class, taught by UA Cooperative Extension Apiculturist Jon Zawislak, will provide extensive basic training for beginning beekeepers and those interested in learning about raising bees. Even experienced beekeepers are expected to learn something in this training.
The three-part course will meet three consecutive Mondays, March 7, 14 and 21, from 6-9 p.m. in Room 101 at Cossatot Community College in Nashville. Although there is no charge to attend the classes, registration is required. Call (870) 557-2352 for more information and to register for this free training.
Southwest Arkansas Beekeepers will hold a program on hive-splitting at their regular monthly meeting, Monday, Feb. 8. Beekeepers Ellen Ward and Staci Henderson will show beekeepers how to split a hive and discuss the reasons for doing so. Splitting increases the number of hives, prevent swarms, “re-queening,” production and more.
Potluck and sign-in begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30, Room 101 at Cossatot Community College in Nashville.
Meetings and other activities of Southwest Arkansas Beekeepers are open free of charge to anyone interested in beekeeping. Call (870) 557-2352 for more information about this class and other beekeeping activities in the area.