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5-Week Beginner Bee School, Thursdays, February 13 – March 12, Springvale, Maine

Participants in this 5-week introductory beekeeping course will learn about the:

Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who has over 10 years of experience teaching beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience at a later date. Course fee also includes a texts, handouts, and a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association.

Registrations CLOSED.  Please call the office at 207-324-2814 to see if any openings are still available.

For more information, visit the UMaine Extension York County Beekeeping Classes Website.

Limited financial assistance is available.  Please contact Elizabeth Clock at 207.324.2814 for more information.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Elizabeth Clock at 207.324.2814 or 800.287.1535 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request; however, all requests will be considered.

Beekeeping: Queens & Nucs (Intermediate Level) – March 4&11, 2020 Falmouth

This five-hour class will cover the basics of starting your own sustainable apiary program through queen rearing and nucleus colony management. Designed for the small scale “back yard” beekeeper, students will learn how to raise and handle queens and how to move from queen rearing into nucleus colony creation and management.

Beekeeping Schools

Requests for refunds must be received 7 days prior to the start of class.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Becky Gray, UMaine Extension staff by email or call our office at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.


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UMaine Extension Workshops, Classes, and Events
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188 or 800.287.0274 (in Maine)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System