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Beekeeping classes coming to Morrilton on Feb. 13

By the U of A System Division of Agriculture
Feb. 3, 2017 

Fast facts:

  • Free three-night beekeeping course begins Feb. 13
  • For info and registration, contact Conway County Extension Office, 501-354-9618.
  • No cost to attend, but pre-event registration is required 

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(Newsrooms: ‘Zawislak’ is pronounced zuh-VISH’-lock”; MORRILTON—NOTE)

LITTLE ROCK – Starting Feb. 13, you can learn something else at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, as it hosts a beekeeping short course presented by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.   

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Jon Zawislak, extension apiculturist for the Division of Agriculture and certified Master Beekeeper, will be teaching the course beginning Feb. 13. It covers all the bee basics such as bee health, hive keeping and honey harvesting. 

There are three nights of classes, Feb. 13, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27. Each class will cover a different aspect. The classes run from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and will be hosted at UACCM’s Fine Arts Auditorium.  
There is no cost to attend the classes, but pre-event registration is required to ensure enough materials for all students. 

“This three-day course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to begin keeping honeybees safely and successfully at home,” Zawislak said. 

 For more information, contact the Conway County Extension Office at 501-354-9618. For more information visit Want to stay up to date on beekeeping? Follow Jon’s blog at


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture 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 the Conway County Extension Office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.  

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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