Does the thought of honey have you itching to raise bees? Then the State Botanical Garden of Georgia has a series of classes for you.
University of Georgia
The Beekeeping for Beginners Series will start on Dec. 6 in Athens, Ga., and will cover the fundamentals of beekeeping. All classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The first will cover beekeeping basics, followed on Jan. 10 with the care and feeding of honeybees and on Feb. 7 with the ABCs of assembling a beehive.
The classes will be taught by Dan Harris, a beekeeper with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and at Booger Hill Farm in Athens.
Pre-registration is required. The series costs $40 for Friends of the Garden members and $45 for non-members. For more information or to register, call (706) 542-6156 or visit www.uga.edu/botgarden.
(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.)