2014 Beginning Beekeeper class dates set

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association will offer its popular two-day Beginning Beekeeper class on Feb. 1 and April 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 220 Price Hall on the Virginia Tech campus.

The Feb. 1 session will include classroom instruction on a number of topics, including equipment, techniques and pests and diseases. The April 5 session includes a hive inspection demonstration session at the Tech apiary.

Cost is $55 and includes a beginner book, course materials and lunch. Two family members may share the book and course materials for a combined $80 fee. Pre-registration not later than Jan. 26 is required.

An online registration form for our Beginning Beekeeper’s Course is here:

https://secure.west-point.org/nrvba/

For more information, call Jerry Borger at 540-382-1798.

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