Beekeeping for beginners courses offered at 3 locations


The Rhode Island Beekeepers Association is offering courses in beekeeping for beginners at three locations: Rhode Island College, Mt. Hope Farm in Bristol and URI Kingston Campus.

The course will cover everything the beginning beekeeper needs to know.

Subjects will include getting started, the honeybee life cycle, choosing an apiary site, buying bees and equipment, assembly of the hive, installing package bees, catching swarms, nectar sources, bee diseases and pests, hive inspections and wintering. A variety of beekeeping equipment will be displayed and demonstrated. The cost for the five-week course is $65 per person. This includes all course materials, a textbook and membership dues in the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association through December 31, 2018. As room space is available, additional family members at the same address may attend and share course materials for $10 each. The association reserves the right to limit family members. A late fee of $10 will be assessed for postmarks after January 26.

For course dates and time and additional information, go to or call Betty at 568-8449


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