Learn how to get started in beekeeping


Intro to Beekeeping offered Feb. 15 at Ottawa Extension office

OTTAWA - Interested in becoming a beekeeper? The Illinois Valley Beekeepers Association invites the public to attend an Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 15. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Center, 1689 N. 31st Road, Ottawa.

Those participating will learn Honey Bee Biology, Basics of the Hive, Beekeeping Equipment, Inspection and more. Lunch will be provided.

The cost of the session is $15 per person ($5 for 4-H members). Registration is required by calling the U of I Extension Center at (815) 433-0707. Payment will be collected at the event.

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