UMaine Extension Offers Beekeeping Course

A five-session University of Maine Cooperative Extension beginning beekeeping course will be held on Thursdays, Feb.  18-March 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the University of Maine at Machias.

Master Beekeeper Andrew Dewey will teach the course, including such topics as the honeybee colony, constructing hives, seasonal management, pests and diseases and honey production. On a field lab, participants will visit a local hive for observation and hands-on experience. Class graduates will become members of the Washington County Beekeepers, a chapter of the Maine State Beekeepers Association.

Classes will be held in Room 102, Science Building, 116 O’Brien Ave.

Course fee is $60 per person, or per couple if willing to share materials. Enrollment is limited to 30 people. The registration deadline is Feb. 11. To register, and for more information, visit Introduction to Beekeeping Course or email To request a disability accommodation, call 1.800.287.1542 (in Maine) or 207.255.3345.