Learn basic beekeeping at ACTC

Published 7:55 am Friday, April 6, 2018

ASHLAND — Considering beekeeping to earn extra money? Then this two-evening class is for you. Ashland Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions is offering an intro to beekeeping class, in partnership with the Midwestern Beekeeper Program and Dr. Moneen Jones.

The classes will be from 6-8:30 p.m. on April 17 and 19 in room 510 at ACTC’s Roberts Drive Campus.

The class will focus on the principles of beekeeping and participants will learn about the history of beekeeping, honey bee biology, plant and pollinator relationships and essential equipment and requirements for raising bees.

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By the end of this class, participants will be ready to have their own colony and be able to help experienced beekeepers with their hives. The class will be taught by Mike Crawford, president of the Northeastern Kentucky Beekeeping Association.

The course fee is $75 and includes a student manual.

Participants can call 606-326-2072 to register via phone, or visit Ashland.kctcs.edu/workforce_solutions and click on community education.