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Kentucky beekeeping schools set for 2017

By Angela Blank

Frankfort, KY - Events aimed at educating beekeepers of all experience levels are scheduled through May 2017.

"Beekeeping has a proud heritage in Kentucky, but it also has a promising future for honey production and pollination," Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. "Whether you are a veteran beekeeper or just getting started, I hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to find out more about this fascinating and growing industry."

The 2017 beekeeping school schedule is as follows:

  • Eastern Kentucky Winter Bee School, Jan 21, 8 a.m.-3:30 pmET, Perry County Cooperative Extension Service office, Hazard

  • Ohio County Basic Beekeepers Workshop, Jan 21, 8 a.m.-4 pmCT, Ohio County Cooperative Extension Service office, Hartford

  • South Central Bee School, Feb 4, 8:15 amCT, Allen County Intermediate School, Scottsville

  • South Eastern Bee School, Feb 4, 8 amET, Whitley County High School, Williamsburg

  • Discovery Trek: Introduction to Beekeeping, Feb 25, 10 a.m.-4 pmET, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg

  • Northeastern Bee School, Feb 25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 pmET, registration opens at 7:30 a.m., Maysville Community and Technical College

  • Small Farm and Garden Conference, Feb 25, 9 a.m.-4 pmET, Franks Building, Ashland

  • Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association Beginner Bee School, Feb 25, 10 a.m.-2 pmET, Boone County Enrichment Center, Burlington

  • Audubon Beekeepers Bee School, March 4, Henderson County Cooperative Extension Expo Center, Henderson

  • Bluegrass Beekeepers School, March 11, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., EST, registration opens at 8 a.m., Kentucky State University, Frankfort

  • Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Spring Meet, March 18, Franks Building, Ashland

  • Queen Production Workshop, April 7-8, Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service Office, Somerset

  • Field workshop, April 12-15, 9 a.m.-5pmCT, Kent Williams Apiary, Wingo

  • Kentucky State University Queen Production Workshop, May 19-20, Jenny Wiley State Park, Prestonsburg.
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