Hopewell United Methodist Church
4585 Dry Fork Rd, Dry Fork, VA
ALL SESSIONS: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP SERIES IS NOW CLOSED.
Contact Agent Cassidy Williams at (804) 704-4033, email@example.com, or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.
In this five-part series designed for those interested in starting a beekeeping operation, participants will attend lectures featuring guest speakers and take a field tour. The book, First Lessons in Beekeeping, by Keith S. Delaplane, will be used, along with many additional resources.
Class dates and topics include:
Jan 23: History of Beekeeping and Purpose
Mike Rogers, President, Pittsylvania County Beekeepers Association
Jan 30: Basic Biology and Equipment
Patrick Ferrer, Vice President, Pittsylvania County Beekeepers Association and Sales Manager at Dadant & Sons, Inc.
Feb 6: Getting Started/Early Season
Feb 13: Harvesting / Late Season
Feb 20: Managing Pests, Disorders, and Parasites
Mar 3: Field Day in the Hive (weather permitting)
THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2017-70011-26861, and the Southern Risk Management Education Center Grant #545015. For more information about the program or funding, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director and Extension Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-5784.
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