Classes begin on Feb. 7
Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association is offering a four-session class, “Introduction to Beekeeping” 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 21 and March 7 and 21.
All classes will be in Room 107/108, Rothrock Library in the Alumni Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
Registration fee for adults includes a reference book, course materials, refreshments and planned field trips to the club apiary for hands-on experience.
Anyone with a student ID and youth under the age of 16, accompanied by a paying adult, are invited to attend at a reduced fee. Class size is limited.
Classes will cover basic bee biology, necessary equipment, setting up the hive and adding and feeding the bees, a typical year in the life of a beekeeper, honeybee pests and treatment options and honey extraction.
Instructors are experienced beekeepers including several certified master beekeepers.
For information before registering, stop by the Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall, between 1-3 p.m. Jan. 20 to talk with the instructors.
Registration can also be processed by visiting lehighvalleybeekeepers.org or by contacting Steve Finke, course coordinator, at 610-737-7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.