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Would You Like to Learn Beekeeping?

Beginner Beekeeping Classes to be held in two locations

by the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association
Lincoln: Wednesday EveningsWilliam M. Davies Career and Tech High School Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln, RI 02865 Feb 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

Instructor: Betty Mencucci

Kingston:Wednesday Evenings URI Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences 120 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI(Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29) from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jeff McGuire


The course will cover everything the beginning beekeeper needs to know. Subjects will include getting started, the honeybee life cycle, choosing an apiary site, buying bees and equipment, assembly of the hive, installing package bees, catching swarms, nectar sources, bee diseases and pests, hive inspections and wintering. There will be a variety of beekeeping equipment displayed and demonstrated each week.
The cost for the 5 week course is $50.00 per person. This includes all course materials, a textbook and current dues in the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association. Additional family members at the same address may attend for $5.00 each. (In this case, the entire family will be a member of the organization but will receive only one textbook and one set of handouts). Advance registration is required. To enroll, write a check payable to the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association or RIBA and send to:
Rhode Island Beekeepers Association
c/o Betty Mencucci
PO Box 684
Glendale, RI 02826
For additional information, call Betty Mencucci at 568-8449. For more information and to print out a registration form, go to: www.ribeekeeper.org