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January 23, 2018: Beekeeping for Beginners (5 Session Course) (Dry Fork, VA)

https://www.ext.vsu.edu/events/2018/1/23/beekeeping-for-beginners-5-session-course

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.

FOR INFORMATION

Contact Agent Cassidy Williams at (804) 704-4033, cwilliams@vsu.edu, 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 
Patrick Ferrer

Feb 13: Harvesting / Late Season
Berry Hines

Feb 20: Managing Pests, Disorders, and Parasites
Mike Rogers

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 niewolny@vt.edu or 540-231-5784.

For website updates, such as broken links, please contact Allyssa Mark, Program Associate.

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