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Beginning Certified Level Beekeeping Class

March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Laurens County Beekeepers Association Sponsors Beginning Certified Level Beekeeping Class

Dates/Times: Thursdays, January 10 through March 21, 2019 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Costs: $55 per individual, $75 for couples (scholarships for youth 10-18). Includes: text, handout materials, 1 year membership in the Laurens Bee Association.

• Importance of bee pollinators to maintain 35% – 40% of our food production
• Basics (getting started, basic equipment, selecting an apiary site, supply sources)
• Getting to know the honeybee (bee biology, races of bees, bee history)
• Diseases and Pests (treatments, pesticides, IPM)
• Building equipment & lighting a smoker
• Working with Honeybees (starting a bee hive, installing a package/nuc, swarms and swarm control)
• Thinking like a honeybee (things they collect, nectar & pollen sources, products of the honeybee, honey packaging and labeling)
• Review and South Carolina Certified Beekeeper Level written test
• Field day at a local apiary: hands on instruction

To register mail the appropriate fee with the following information to: James Alverson 1609 Dunklin Bridge Rd., Honea Path SC 29654. Make checks payable to Laurens County Beekeepers Association.

Name: _________________________________________


Zip: _____________

Telephone: ______________________
Cell #: _________________


For more information, call James Alverson 864-420-2916; lalverson@hughes.net

Registration deadline: January 7, 2019


March 7, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Clemson Cooperative Extension Office
219 West Laurens St
Laurens, SC 29360 United States
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