MEXICO — The Western Maine Beekeepers Association will hold its annual Beekeeping School starting Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Region 9 School of Applied Technology, 377 River Road.

Classes are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays for 11 weeks. The sessions are taught by area beekeepers. Subjects include acquiring honey bees, setting up hives, harvesting honey, preventing disease and managing hives for each season.

Students have the support of club members as they gain hands-on experience with honey bees. Throughout the summer club members hold open hive meetings to demonstrate the application of the information presented in class.

Registration will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the cafeteria of the school. Preregistration is not required. The cost is $40 which includes the classes, books, handouts and one year membership in the Western Maine Beekeepers Association.

FMI: 207-364-0917, [email protected]

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