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Kentucky beekeeping schools set for 2017


Events are tailored to benefit all levels of experience


For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
For more information contact:
Angela Blank
(502) 573-0450


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 p.m. EST, Perry County Cooperative Extension Service office, Hazard
  • Ohio County Basic Beekeepers Workshop, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. CST, Ohio County Cooperative Extension Service office, Hartford
  • South Central Bee School, Feb. 4, 8:15 a.m. CST, Allen County Intermediate School, Scottsville
  • South Eastern Bee School, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. EST, Whitley County High School, Williamsburg
  • Discovery Trek: Introduction to Beekeeping, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EST, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg
  • Northeastern Bee School, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, registration opens at 7:30 a.m., Maysville Community and Technical College
  • Small Farm and Garden Conference, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. EST, Franks Building, Ashland
  • Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association Beginner Bee School, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. EST, 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.-5 p.m. CDT, Kent Williams Apiary, Wingo
  • Kentucky State University Queen Production Workshop, May 19-20, Jenny Wiley State Park, Prestonsburg.

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