Beginning Beekeeping Course

Date: Sat. 10 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Duration: 1 Hour

Anna Mueller, Events Coordinator

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Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association


Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Beginning Beekeeping


February 10, 2018

Unity, Maine

Join us for our Beginning Beekeeping course on Saturday, February 10, from 10 to 4. Our beekeeping short course will cover the essentials to get you going in the world of beekeeping, such as where to locate your apiary, characteristics of different races of bees, where to purchase bees and equipment, how to assemble that equipment, and how to establish your first hive and get it through the first season.

Our instructor, Dave Smith, is an experienced beekeeper who has been maintaining over 200 honey bee colonies for 35-plus years. He has also served as assistant state apiary inspector for seven years. He owns and operates Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine.

The course fee will be $50 for MOFGA members and $75 for non-members. The course will take place at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. For more information and to register, please visit

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is a broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities.

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