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Honeybee workshops slated in three Atlanta sites

University of Georgia

You'll have to learn about the birds elsewhere, but three upcoming workshops will teach you all about the bees.

Atlanta-area beekeeper associations are offering a series of one-day courses, "An Introduction to Honeybees and Beekeeping." Attendees will learn the basics about honeybees, plant pollination, Africanized honeybees and beekeeping.

The course will be especially valuable to students, teachers, Master Gardeners, beginning and hobbyist beekeepers and anyone interested in learning new things.

When, where

The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. on a Saturday. The same program will be at three sites:

  • Feb. 4 at the Asa M. Powell Expo Center in Newnan, Ga.

  • Feb. 11 at First Methodist Church in Morrow, Ga.

  • Feb. 18 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Ga.
The $45 fee is the same in advance or at the door. It covers morning coffee, lunch, educational materials and instruction by the University of Georgia entomology faculty and master beekeepers.

You can learn more and get a preregistration form online at www.beekeepingshortcourse.com. Or contact either Martha Kiefer (770-668-0981 or rokmak@comcast.net), P.N. Williams (404-366-6404 or ehoneyman2@aol.com) or Wally Batchlor (770-251-0479 or beeswally@netscape.net).

(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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