UMaine Extension beginner beekeeping school starts Sept. 26

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association will hold a five-week beginner beekeeping school Thursdays 6–8:30 p.m. from Sept. 26 through Oct. 24, at Springvale Public Library. 

Master beekeeper and former MSBA vice president Larry Peiffer will discuss honeybee colonies, hive construction, pests and diseases, honey production and seasonal management of hives. Participants also will observe area hives and gain hands-on experience during a field lab at a later date.

Cost per person is $95, $140 for two people who share materials, and includes a one-year membership to the York County Beekeepers’ Association. Register online by Sept. 16. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact UMaine Extension in York County, 207.324.2814, 800.287.1535 (in Maine); More information also is online.