May 28 and June 1, 2013
Virginia Tech offers workshop for beginning beekeepers
May 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
June 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Catawba Sustainability Center
The fee for the 12-hour workshop is $100 and includes a popular beekeeping book as well as lunch during the second session.
Topics include the history and biology of the honeybee, necessary start-up equipment, pests and diseases, laws and regulations, African honeybees, pollen and nectar sources, and information on how to harvest honey.