HUDSON, N.Y. — In response to a growing trend, Columbia-Greene Community College will host a one-day seminar on beekeeping Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Instructor Linda Aydlett, founder of the Columbia County Beekeepers Club, has taught aspiring beekeepers in both Columbia and Greene Counties for several years, and explained that the course is ideal for anyone interested in entering into beekeeping or simply looking to learn more about bees.
“Whether you have always had an interest in keeping bees or this is a new venture you are considering, winter is a great time of year to learn about the fascinating world of honeybees and beekeeping,” Aydlett explained. “Backyard and urban beekeeping is a fun and personally rewarding hobby that has a positive community impact, helps instill a conservation ethic, and promotes environmental awareness.”
The course will cover basic honeybee biology, the fundamentals of setting up a hive, and a seasonal management approach for sustaining a healthy and productive honeybee colony. Strategies for networking with other beekeepers for support and continuing education will also be discussed.
The class will be held in room 612 of the Professional Academic Center on the C-GCC campus, and the course fee is $30. For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Community Services at (518) 828-4181, ext. 3342, or communityservices@sunycgcc.
–Columbia-Greene Community College
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