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Beekeeping Short Courses Begin in Texarkana

Classes will cover everything a person needs to know to begin keeping bees safely and successfully. It can also be a great refresher course for experienced beekeepers, who may learn new techniques.

TEXARKANA, Ark. –

Keeping honeybees has become increasingly popular, especially after hearing the alarming reports about large-scale declines of honeybees and other pollinators. But whatever the motivation to take up beekeeping, most find it a fascinating and rewarding endeavor.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers complete beekeeping short courses periodically around the state. These courses are open to anyone interested in honey bees or beekeeping. No prior experience with bees is necessary to participate. Classes will cover everything a person needs to know to begin keeping bees safely and successfully. Most short courses consist of three class sessions, with new information presented in each class, building on what has already been covered. All short courses are taught by University of Arkansas extension Apiculture Specialist Jon Zawislak, an EAS-certified Master Beekeeper.

Because the beekeeping industry is always changing to adapt to new challenges, these classes can also be a great refresher course for experienced beekeepers, who may learn new techniques or better understand the behavior of their bees. Class participants are also encouraged to meet and socialize with others who share their interest in the amazing honeybee. Numerous beekeeping clubs and associations meet regularly throughout Arkansas, providing beekeepers with continuing opportunities to socialize, share, and learn.

This event is FREE, however, if you are interested in attending, due to limited space, you must pre-register by calling 870-779-3609. It will fill up fast! This event will be Monday, November 7th, 14th, and 21st, 2016 during the evenings.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institute. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

By Jennifer Caraway
County Extension Agent - Agriculture
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division f Agriculture

Media Contact: Jennifer Caraway
County Extension Agent - Agriculture
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
400 Laurel Street, Suite 215 Texarkana AR 71854
(870) 779-3609
jcaraway@uaex.edu

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    • The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

      The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.