Beekeeping classes offered in Moulton Jan. 25 and Feb. 15

A local beekeeper checks the frames in their beehive.

The Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System has scheduled two beekeeping classes in Lawrence County for 2020.

The classes will be held in a meeting room at the Moulton Church of Christ at 597 Main Street in Moulton on Saturday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 15.

Two classes, a beginner’s course and an intermediate course, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of each instruction. 

 The goal of the Beginner Class, held on Jan. 25, is to teach participants the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain a colony of bees and keep them healthy for the first year. The class includes introduction to beekeeping, the life cycle of bees, equipment, and basic management practices.

The goal of the Intermediate Class, held on Feb. 15, is to teach participants more advanced skills required to maintain a colony of bees for year two and beyond. This class will include hive inspection and management, honey extraction and processing, and pest control in the hive.

Registration is required for each course and includes lunch, workbooks, and the opportunity to win some door prizes. The cost is $25. 

Participants should specify any dietary restrictions upon registration. Checks are payable to Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association (TVBA).

The deadline to register is four days prior to each class—Jan. 21 for the beginner’s course and Feb. 11 for the intermediate class. 

 To register, visit the Lawrence County Extension office and Lawrence County Agricultural Center, located at 13075 Suite 6 on Alabama 157 in Moulton. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 256-974-2464. 



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