Oatland Island to offer beekeeping classes

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association will present a FUNdamentals of Beekeeping at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

The classroom training takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 26 and will cover basic bee biology, installing package bees and equipment basics. After lunch, participants will join Master Craftsman Beekeeper Bill Owens who will discuss several honey bee topics.

The program will be open to anyone age 12 and older. The day-long program costs $35 per person, which includes the book: First Lessons in Beekeeping by Dr. Keith Delaplane, handouts and a hot dog lunch. It does not include admission to Oatland: $5/$3. Add a second participant for $10.

CEBA will offer a Low Country Boil lunch for $5 or participants can bring their own lunch.  On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Download and fill out a registration form for speedier processing at: www.cebeekeeping.com or www.oatlandisland.org.

For more information contact Greg at 912.965.4313 or Annie at 912.395.1509. For more information go to www.oatlandisland.org or call 912.395.1212.

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