The beekeeping industry is booming. In the past few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of new beekeepers. People are finding that keeping bees can be an enjoyable hobby, or even a full-time job. However, if you’ve never kept bees before, you might be feeling overwhelmed. There are so many terms to learn and things to do!
The Ohio State University is here to guide you through the world of beekeeping with a beginner’s course that will answer all your questions about becoming a beekeeper. So why not give it a go?
The Ohio State University Extension, Clark County Office, 3130 East Main St. will hold a 7-hour course on beekeeping on Friday, March 11, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The course focuses on honeybee biology, as well as the challenges of the relationship between the honeybee and the modern beekeeper. It is intended for beekeepers at the beginning of their careers. The class will be taught by Tom Davidson and Fran Davidson, certified Master Gardeners and UFIFAS certified Advanced Beekeepers. Enrollment checks will be returned if they are received after class capacity has been reached.
There will be an hour-long break outside the classroom on Saturday, and lunch must be brought or purchased locally. Registration must be completed by March 9, 2022. Cost is $40 per individual, which includes the textbook, “Bee-Sentials” by Connor & Muir, or $25 without textbook (includes comprehensive notebook).
Please make checks payable to: MASTER GARDENERS OF CLARK COUNTY, Attn: Beekeeping Course, P.O. Box 158, Springfield, Ohio 45501.