Beekeeping 101 class offered.

February 18, 2019

Beekeeping 101 class offered.

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Beekeepers will present a two day Introduction to Beekeeping 101 class will be offered Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Scottville Area Senior Center, 140 S. James St. The class is free. Participants are asked to bring a canned or dry good item that will be donated to a local food pantry.

The class is a two day intensive program for people who are interested in beekeeping, whether becoming “beeks” themselves or simply wanting to know more about how to garden on behalf of the bees. It’s also valuable for established beekeepers to refresh themselves with the current best practices in backyard beekeeping.

On Saturday, retired educator Ed Malkowski will share from his 60-plus years of beekeeping experience. The session will include all the detailed information needed to get started as a beekeeper in Michigan. Malkowski and Candace Casados will cover all aspects of today’s best practices in beekeeping including bee biology, safe handling and what to expect to see in the hive.

On Sunday, Aldon Maleckas of Mason County Bee Supplies and Lenny Feldberg, club director, will demo the various equipment needed and how to put things together

Pure, raw honey from local beekeepers, will be available for sale.

Those interested should check out Contact Lenny Feldberg for more information at 773-320-8828;

Schedule: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.



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