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.
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.
You can learn more and get a preregistration form online at www.beekeepingshortcourse.com. Or contact either Martha Kiefer (770-668-0981 or firstname.lastname@example.org), P.N. Williams (404-366-6404 or email@example.com) or Wally Batchlor (770-251-0479 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)