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Beekeepers group to offer course

January 11, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association is conducting a five session shortcourse on beginning beekeeping for any interested beekeepers.

 The Thursday evening classroom sessions will be on March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office at 181 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg.

There will also be a field day at a local apiary on Saturday, March 26. The shortcourse costs $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.

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Registration is required and is limited to the first 50 people.

For more information, call the Extension office at 717-263-9226.

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.

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