Friday, January 31, 2014

“Beekeeping Class” in West Plains Feb. 11 and 13

Contact: Dr. Amy Patillo, 4-H youth development specialist
Headquartered in Howell County
Tel: (417) 256-2391

WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- University of Missouri Extension in Howell County will be conducting a “Beekeeping Class” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 11 and Feb. 13 at Hirsch Feed and Farm Supply in West Plains.

Pre-registration is required by Feb. 7 and can be done in person at the Howell County Extension Office or by calling 417-256-2391. The course fee is $55 per person. Participants will receive a class book and the book “First Lessons in Bee Keeping.”

Class participants will learn about equipment, sources of bees, and how and when to start hives according to Amy Patillo, 4-H youth development specialist with MU Extension and coordinator of the class.

“Now is the time to think about keeping bees this year. Beekeeping requires advanced planning, education and preparation. Most people come to the class interested in bees, want to learn how bees fit into the world, and to learn what it takes to be a beekeeper,” said Patillo.

People with a wide range of experience and interests are welcome in the class. Attendees can include those who are new to honey bees, individuals who are looking to start a new hobby, and beekeepers who want to update and refine their knowledge.

“MU Extension in Howell County offers beekeeping classes to help build a network of beekeepers that continue to grow. These are people who want to learn about the importance of beekeeping, to teach the importance of bees to our community and to help those interested in knowing more about beekeeping learn to help support honey bees,” said Patillo.

University of Missouri Extension improves people’s lives through relevant, responsive and reliable research-based education from University of Missouri. MU Extension programs are open to all.


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