FRANKFORT, Ky. — Events aimed at educating beekeepers of all experience levels are scheduled through May 2017.
“Beekeeping has a proud heritage in Kentucky, but it also has a promising future for honey production and pollination,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Whether you are a veteran beekeeper or just getting started, I hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to find out more about this fascinating and growing industry.”
The 2017 beekeeping school schedule is as follows:
· Eastern Kentucky Winter Bee School, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, Perry County Cooperative Extension Service office, Hazard
· Ohio County Basic Beekeepers Workshop, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. CST, Ohio County Cooperative Extension Service office, Hartford
· South Central Bee School, Feb. 4, 8:15 a.m. CST, Allen County Intermediate School, Scottsville
· South Eastern Bee School, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. EST, Whitley County High School, Williamsburg
· Discovery Trek: Introduction to Beekeeping, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EST, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg
· Northeastern Bee School, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, registration opens at 7:30 a.m., Maysville Community and Technical College
· Small Farm and Garden Conference, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. EST, Franks Building, Ashland
· Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association Beginner Bee School, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. EST, Boone County Enrichment Center, Burlington
· Audubon Beekeepers Bee School, March 4, Henderson County Cooperative Extension Expo Center, Henderson
· Bluegrass Beekeepers School, March 11, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., EST, registration opens at 8 a.m., Kentucky State University, Frankfort
· Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Spring Meet, March 18, Franks Building, Ashland
· Queen Production Workshop, April 7-8, Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service Office, Somerset
· Field workshop, April 12-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT, Kent Williams Apiary, Wingo
· Kentucky State University Queen Production Workshop, May 19-20, Jenny Wiley State Park, Prestonsburg.
For more information on the beekeeping schools and other opportunities, go to kyagr.com/statevet/honeybees.
— Kentucky Department of Agriculture
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