Registration open for beginner beekeeping course, Seacoast Online reports

Seacoast Online reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association have opened registration for a five-week Winter Beginner Bee School. The classes will be be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 22 through March 22 at Anderson Learning Center in Springvale, according to the article. Instructor Larry Peiffer, master beekeeper and former MSBA vice president, will discuss honeybee colonies, hive construction, pests and diseases, honey production and seasonal management of the hive. Participants also may observe area hives and gain hands-on experience during a field lab at a later date, the article states. Cost is $95 per person, $140 for two people who share textbooks and materials, and includes a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. The deadline to register is Feb. 16. More information, including registration, is online.