Beginner beekeeping class planned Feb. 9 in Celina


Beginning Beekeeping Class: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Richardson-Bretz Building, 119 W. Fulton St., Celina. Cost $50, register at www.gglba.ohiostatebeekeepers.org.

CELINA — Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association will host its fifth annual Beginning Beekeeping Class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Richardson-Bretz Building, 119 W. Fulton St., Celina.

The class will include information on biology, parts of the hive, equipment needed and diseases. Demonstrations will be given on assembling frames and foundation, along with instruction on how to work a hive.

The class costs $50 per person, which includes the textbook “Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping”. A guest can also register for $25 per person. The class size is limited to 35 people. Register at www.gglba.ohiostatebeekeepers.org or contact Mark Beougher at 419-305-8662 or Rich McNaughton at 419-733-7424.

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2019 Beginning Beekeeping Class

Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association (GGLBA) will host its 5th annual Beginning Beekeeping Class February 9th, 2019 at the Richardson-Bretz Building in Celina, Ohio. The class will begin at 8:00 AM and last until 5:00 PM.

This full-day class will cover everything you need to know to begin keeping bees, including honeybee biology, castes, and nutrition, as well as parts of a hive and equipment needed, products of the hive, honeybee pests and diseases. Demonstrations will be given on assembling frames and installing foundation, along with instruction

on how to work a hive. Cost of the class is $50 per person which includes the textbook “Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping” ($65 value). A spouse or guest can also register for $25 per person (no textbook).

Attendees will receive beekeeping supply catalogs, literature, and handouts. Each person registered will also receive a one-year membership in Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association ($15 value), a one-year membership in the Ohio State Beekeepers Association ($20 value) and thechance to win several beekeeping related door prizes. Attendees will be given information about ordering honeybee nucs from northern climate stock.

Dwight Wells from Tipp City will be the main instructor. Dwight is a recognized speaker from many States and collaborates with Dr. Greg Hunt of Purdue University on improving the “Indiana LegChewers,” a genetic strain with traits that attack the pest varroa mite. Dwight has also taught Queengrafting and is Director of Sustainable Genetic Technologies Network, a collaborative effort in artificial insemination with IL, KY, IN, and OH.

Registration is on a first-come, first served basis and class size is limited to 35 people. To enroll or for more information, go to www.gglba.ohiostatebeekeepers.org or contact Mark Beougher (419) 305-8662 or Rich McNaughton (419) 733-7424.

The Richardson-Bretz building is located at 119 W. Fulton Street in Celina (just behind the Mercer County Library). Coffee, doughnuts, and refreshments are included. Lunch will be on your own.

Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association (GGLBA) meets monthly at the St. Marys Community Library on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings run from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM and are open to the public.

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Beginning Beekeeping Class: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Richardson-Bretz Building, 119 W. Fulton St., Celina. Cost $50, register at www.gglba.ohiostatebeekeepers.org.

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