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‘Bee School’ begins next month for beekeeper wannabes

Beekeeper Gaby Soden was a ninth grader at Myers Park High when this picture was taken in 2012. Gaby went to bee school that year and installed two bee hives in her backyard.
Beekeeper Gaby Soden was a ninth grader at Myers Park High when this picture was taken in 2012. Gaby went to bee school that year and installed two bee hives in her backyard. Charlotte Observer file photo

“Bee School” begins in Charlotte next month for beekeeper wannabe’s.

The Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association is accepting registration for its 2017 Introductory Beekeeping School.

“Bee School” provides a working knowledge of beginner-level beekeeping as practiced in the Piedmont region of the Carolinas.

Classes cover the basics of honeybee behavior and biology, hive health and hive management. Students get hands-on experiences with hives and beekeeping equipment.

The nine-week class begins on Jan. 17 and ends on March 28, with no classes Feb. 14 or 28. Classes are 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Road, Charlotte. The $80 cost includes all textbooks and study materials.

Register at MeckBees.org. and follow the links to Bee School.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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