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The University of Missouri-Phelps County Extension will hold a basic beekeeping class 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Rolla Public Library, located at 900 N. Pine St. The course costs $10.
The class will include a short history of beekeeping, basics of bees, the parts of a bee hive, review of what a beekeeper should do in the first year of beekeeping and time for questions. It will be taught by Phelps County Advanced Master Gardener Charlotte Wiggins, secretary of the Missouri State Beekeeping Association. The class is designed to help those interested in beekeeping to become familiar with bees, beekeeping equipment and the basics of what it takes to be a successful beekeeper the first year of keeping bees.
To register, contact the University of Missouri’s Phelps County extension office at 573-458-6260 or email Fahertyl@missouri.edu by Friday, May 3. For more information, email Wiggins.