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Beginning beekeeping class scheduled

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Indiana Beekeeping School is conducting its 16th Beginning Beekeeping class the weekend of Jan. 4-5, 2013.

The comprehensive class covers all aspects for backyard beekeeping and requires no previous knowledge of experience.

Student graduates will be keeping bees in the summer of 2013.

The Indiana Beekeeping School has generated a resurgence in hobby beekeeping, having made 1,000 beekeepers, with students attending from as far away as Kansas, New York and Michigan.

Students complete classroom seminars and attend construction workshops and in the spring, may complete hands-on training at a working organic bee farm in Central Indiana.

After the class, they join graduates from all previous classes for ongoing training and mentoring via Internet groups.

The class takes place simultaneously in Indianapolis and Terre Haute, with Terre Haute participating via video link.

Check in is 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, but advance registration is required, via online at www.IndianaBeekeepingSchool.com.

The class completes by 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5.

Tuition cost is $120 with discount for additional family members available.

Optional beehive kits will be delivered to the class for use in the workshops.

The class is suitable for youths and adults.

During the past several years, women have outnumbered men in the class.

In Indianapolis, the class takes place at the Crooked Creek Community Development Center, located on Michigan Road.

In Terre Haute, the class takes place at the Ivy Tech Community College Workforce Development Center.

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