SPRINGVALE, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association are offering a five-week beginner bee school 6–8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 through March 7, at Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St., Springvale.
Master beekeeper and former MSBA vice president Larry Peiffer will discuss honeybee colonies, hive construction, pests and diseases, honey production and seasonal management of the hive. Participants also will have the opportunity to observe area hives and gain hands-on experience during a field lab at a later date.
Cost is $95 per person; $140 for two people who share materials, and includes a one-year membership to the York County Beekeepers Association. Register online by Jan. 30. Find more information online or contact UMaine Extension in York County, 800.287.1535 (in Maine), 207.324.2814; firstname.lastname@example.org. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Frank Wertheim, 207.324.2814; email@example.com.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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