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5-Week Beginner Bee School

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| $95
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First class is on October 3.
Additional classes meet on October 10, 17, 24 & November 7, 2018.

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

  • the honey bee colony;
  • constructing hives;
  • spring, summer and fall management;
  • honey production;
  • wintering hives;
  • identification and control of brood diseases; and
  • parasites and predators.

Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will also have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience. Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association.

Where: Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St., Springvale, ME  04083

When:  Wednesday evenings, October 3 – November 7, 2018; 6:00 – 8:30 PM (No Class October 31)

Course Fee: $95 – includes beginning beekeeping textbooks, other materials, and a 1-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. A reduced fee of $45 applies to one of a pair of students who choose to share the text and materials ($140/pair).

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Sponsored by the Maine State Beekeepers Association and University of Maine Cooperative Extension York County.

For more information, contact UMaine Extension in York County at 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine), 207.324.2814 or (TDD) 1.800.287.8957 or e-mail

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Frank Wertheim at 800.287.1535 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request; however, all requests will be considered.


October 3, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cooperative Extension in York County


Springvale Public Library
443 Main Street
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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