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2010-03-18 / General Stories

Beginning Beekeeper School

A bee school designed for the beginning beekeeper and those interested in starting a hive of bees will be held on Saturday, March 27 in Brenham. The classes are open to the public and no experience with bees is necessary. Children are encouraged to attend with their parents. While you will have an opportunity to visit a hive and observe the bees in action, a majority of the classes will not be held around bees.

The school begins at 9 a.m. with a general beginning beekeeping session. Subjects covered will be types of bees, life cycle of the bee, products of the hive, equipment necessary for beekeeping and how to get started in beekeeping.

Lunch will be a covered-dish meal. Everyone is asked to bring a dish of your choice to share with others. Each person is asked to bring a lawn chair for their own use.

A limited number of beekeeping suits will be available for those who wish to make a trip to the hives to experience live bees in a working hive.

Everyone who attends is asked to notify the Central Texas Beekeepers so that we can supply directions and further information. Even if you do not register, you can meet at the Event Center of the Washington County Fairgrounds at 1305 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas, at 8:30 a.m. A club member will lead the group in their cars to the school location. You can also call (979) 277-0411 for more information and directions.

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