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Educational Programs - 5-Week Beginner Bee School

5-Week Beginner Bee School

Participants in this 5-week introductory beekeeping course will learn about

Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will also have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience. Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association.

Where: Nasson Heritage room, basement level in the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale, ME

When:  Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:30 PM, October 1 – October 29, 2014

Course Fee: $90 – includes beginning beekeeping textbooks, other materials, and a 1-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. A reduced fee of $40 applies to one of a pair of students who choose to share the text and materials ($130/pair).

Register online  Registration is required by September 19, 2014.

Sponsored by the Maine State Beekeepers Association and University of Maine Cooperative Extension York County.

For more information, contact UMaine Extension in York County at 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine), 207.324.2814 or (TDD) 1.800.287.8957 or e-mail rebecca.gowdy@maine.edu. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Frank Wertheim at 800.287.1535 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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Cooperative Extension in York County
21 Bradeen Street, Suite 302
Springvale, Maine 04083
Phone: 207.324.2814 or 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine)E-mail: ceyrk@umext.maine.edu
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