Beekeeping Classes Offered

Beekeeping Classes Offered At Maritz,
February 9, Sure To Be Abuzz With Activity

Do you keep bees? Have you ever wanted to learn how to keep bees?

The Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association will offer courses for both beginners and experienced beekeepers on Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Maritz in Fenton, Missouri.

Prominent scientists Jamie Ellis, Jerry Hayes, Heather Mattila, and Juliana Rangel will be among the instructors leading the workshop. The courses will focus on beekeeping as a craft, and the biology of the honey bee as a super-organism.

The Beginners Beekeeping course is intended for persons with no prior beekeeping experience. The class will cover all aspects of basic beekeeping to prepare students to start beekeeping in 2013.

The Experienced Beekeepers’ course will be tailored towards intermediate and expert level beekeepers, and will place special emphasis on biology, queen rearing, swarming, and colony behavior.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration packets will include course materials, an authoritative reference book, beekeeping periodicals, and equipment catalogs.

Online registration began December 14, 2012 at www.easternmobeekeepers.com. Tuition cost is $75 per person before January 20th and $90 per person for those registering on or after January 20th. Registration closes February 2nd unless filled sooner. Space is limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis There will be a waiting list, if needed. More information is available by emailing info@easternmobeekeepers.com, or as listed on the EMBA website.

EMBA also sponsors cooperative purchasing of complete beginners’ equipment kits, nucleus colonies, and queens for delivery in March and April, and field workshops at the Club’s teaching apiary throughout the season. Equipment suppliers from Walter T. Kelley Company and Dadant & Sons as well as others, will have merchandise for sale.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the joys of beekeeping with master trainers and talk to the experts! Sign up for the classes today!

Registration is available online at www.easternmobeekeepers.com. or email info@easternmobeekeepers.com for more information.

More information is available by calling 314-894-8737 or as listed on the EMBA website www.easternmobeekeepers.com.