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Agriculture - Beekeeping Schools

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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County holds beekeeping classes annually at the beginning of the year. (Classes vary based on subject interest and instructor availability) 


Beginner Beekeeping

Date: Wednesdays, January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
Time: 6-8pm
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, Falmouth, ME
Textbook: The Beekeeper’s Handbook, Fourth Edition (included in registration fee)
Fee: TBA
Registration: Opening Soon (November)
Instructors: TBA

This 5 session course is a great opportunity for new beekeepers, prior to their first year of bees, or it can be a great refresher course for beekeepers just now going into their first winter.

Beekeeping: Diseases (Intermediate Level)

Date: Tuesdays, January 16th and 23rd
Time: 6-8pm
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, Falmouth, ME
Fee: TBA
Registration: Opening Soon (November) 
Instructors: Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor Forbes

Beekeeping: Queens & Nucs (Intermediate Level)

Date: Tuesdays, February 13th and 20th
Time: 6-8pm
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, Falmouth, ME
Fee: TBA
Registration: Opening Soon (November) 
Instructors: Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor Forbes

Beginner Beekeeping

Date: Wednesdays, February 14th, 21st, 28th, and March 7th
Time: 6-8pm
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, Falmouth, ME
Textbook: The Beekeeper’s Handbook, Fourth Edition (included in registration fee)
Fee: TBA
Registration: Opening Soon (November)
Instructors: TBA

This 5 session course is a great opportunity for new beekeepers, prior to their first year of bees, or it can be a great refresher course for beekeepers just now going into their first winter.

Beekeeping: Swarm Management (Intermediate Level)

Date: Tuesdays, March 6th and 13th
Time: 6-8pm
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, Falmouth, ME
Fee: TBA
Registration: Opening Soon (November) 
Instructors: Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor Forbes


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Partial scholarships may be available; please contact us at 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine only).


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