UACES Facebook Beekeeping for beginners: Classes set for Ash Flat in October

Beekeeping for beginners: Classes set for Ash Flat in October

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Oct. 7, 2016

Fast facts:

  • Three once-weekly classes being offered in Ash Flat at Ozarka College
  • Course info and registration: 870-994-7363 

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LITTLE ROCK – If the idea of raising your own bees and 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. 

The free classes are scheduled for 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 10, 17, and 24 at Ozarka College, 64 College Drive in Ash Flat. There’s no cost to attend, but participants must register in advance to ensure enough materials for class members. To register, contact the Sharp County Extension Office at 870-994-7363. 

“Each of the three nights will focus on a different facet 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 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 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research 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.

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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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