Media advance UMaine Extension beginner beekeeping school

The Biddeford Journal TribuneTurner Publishing and Morning Ag Clips advanced a five-week beginner bee school offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association (MSBA). Sessions will be held 6–8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 7 through March 7 at the Springvale Public Library. Larry Peiffer, master beekeeper and former vice president of MSBA, will discuss topics including honeybee colonies, hive construction, pests and diseases, and honey production, the articles state. Cost is $95 per person or $140 for two people who share materials, and includes a one-year membership to the York County Beekeepers Association. Register online by Jan. 30. For more information, call 800.287.1535 or 324.2814, visit the website or email