Free basic beekeeping

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and Southwest Arkansas will offer a free basic class in March.

The class, taught by UA Cooperative Extension Apiculturist Jon Zawislak, will provide extensive basic training for beginning beekeepers and those interested in learning about raising . Even experienced beekeepers are expected to learn something in this training.

The three-part course will meet three consecutive Mondays, March 7, 14 and 21, from 6-9 p.m. in Room 101 at Cossatot Community College in Nashville. Although there is no charge to attend the classes, registration is required.  Call (870) 557-2352 for more information and to register for this free training. 

Hive-splitting program

Southwest Arkansas Beekeepers will hold a program on hive-splitting at their regular monthly meeting, Monday, Feb. 8.  Beekeepers Ellen Ward and Staci Henderson will show beekeepers how to split a hive and discuss the reasons for doing so. Splitting increases the number of hives, prevent swarms, “re-queening,” production and more.

Potluck and sign-in begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30, Room 101 at Cossatot Community College in Nashville.

Meetings and other activities of Southwest Arkansas Beekeepers are open free of charge to anyone interested in beekeeping. Call (870) 557-2352 for more information about this class and other beekeeping activities in the area.


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