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Beginner beekeeping classes set for Forrest City in June

By Mary Hightower

U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts:

  • Three once-weekly classes being offered in Forrest City
  • Course info: 870-261-1730

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LITTLE ROCK – If the idea of harvesting honey in your backyard sounds good, be sure to join Extension Apiculturist Jon Zawislak of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, for three once-weekly classes on beginner beekeeping. 

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U of A System Division of Ag beekeeping instructor Jon Zawislak.

The free classes are scheduled for 6-9 p.m. on June 6, 13 and 20 at East Arkansas Community College, 1700 New Castle Road in Forrest City. The classes will meet in Room B-129.

Participants are asked to register in advance to ensure enough materials for all class members. To register, contact the St. Francis County Extension Office at 870-261-1730.

“On each of the three nights, we will be presenting a different aspect of beekeeping,” said Zawislak. “Over the whole course, we’ll cover bee health, equipment and everything else you need to know to get started.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to 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.

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 you’re the St. Francis County Extension office  as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

 

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By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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

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