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Outdoors 2012 Bee School in April

Joni and John Wavra (foreground) from Glenville community learn how to assemble a hive body. Photo provided.The Smoky Mountain Beekeepers and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will host a day-long course in beekeeping Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at the Swain County Extension Office just west of Bryson City.

Topics covered will include beekeeping basics, how to get started in beekeeping, and advanced beekeeping video and discussion opportunities! Afternoon sessions include a round table discussion, wood working video and hands on demonstrations by our local beekeepers. Pre-registration fee is $15 per person or $25 per couple prior to April 1 and $20/person or $30/couple thereafter or at the door. The course fee will cover the cost of lunch, reference materials and Smoky Mountain Beekeeper membership. Cost for Smoky Mountain Beekeeper members is $5. Registration gets under way at 8:30 a.m.

For more information contact Shirley Lindsay at 828-586-5490. Make check payable to Smoky Mountain Beekeepers Association (SMBA) and mail to SMBA, Attention Shirley Lindsey at 775 Barkers Creek Rd. Whittier, N.C. 28789.


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