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Beekeeping course to be held in Pa.

January 25, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Beekeepers' Association will hold a five-session shortcourse on beginning beekeeping for any interested beekeepers.

The Thursday evening classroom sessions will be on March 5, 12, 19, and 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office at 181 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg.

There also will be a field day at a local apiary on Saturday, March 28.

Cost for the shortcourse is $35 per family.

Subjects that will be covered include an introduction to beekeeping, bee biology, beekeeping equipment, maintaining healthy bees, installing packages and apiary colony management.

Registration is required and is limited to the first 40.

You do not have to be a member of the Franklin County Beekeepers' Association to register.

Registration includes a beekeeping manual, disposable gloves, refreshments and membership in the Franklin County Beekeepers' Association.

For information or to register, call the Penn State Cooperative Extension at 717-263-9226.

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