Pikes Pick: Be a student of beekeeping at Bee School

By Teresa Farney Updated: March 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm • Published: March 2, 2017 0
photo - This 2012 photo provided by The Xerces Society shows a rusty patched bumblebee in Minnesota.  (Sarina Jepsen/The Xerces Society via AP)
This 2012 photo provided by The Xerces Society shows a rusty patched bumblebee in Minnesota. (Sarina Jepsen/The Xerces Society via AP)

Create your own buzz when you learn the ins-and-outs of beekeeping and honey production, at El Paso County Department of Transportation, 3275 Akers Drive, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11 and 12. Mike and Sandy Halby offer the Bee School where they share their more than 75 years of collective knowledge about the honeybee. Class topics include: History of beekeeping, agricultural benefits of honeybees, biology of the colony, hive components and equipment, acquiring a honeybee colony, installing packaged honey bees, hive management, diseases and pests of the hive, and honey harvesting. For $65 per person you'll get handouts and copy of "First Lesson in Beekeeping." Registration is due March 3 to receive a refund, which are restricted to emergencies at the discretion of the event manager. Register online: eventbrite.com/e/2017-bee-school-tickets-30937357469

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