The 17th Annual Beekeeping Symposium will be Saturday, Feb. 4 at Auburn University’s Lowder Building. Sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Beekeepers’ Association and Auburn University’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, the day will feature classroom presentations and hands-on demonstrations.
Dr. Jim Tew, Extension beekeeping specialist, will give the keynote address on the honey bee’s evolving role in the green movement.
In addition to sessions on bee management and equipment, participants will learn about the new Alabama Master Beekeeper Program as well the role bees play in the sustainable backyard.
Participants should bring their personal protective equipment for outdoor hands-on demonstrations. These outdoor demonstrations are weather dependent.
A complete agenda is online at http://www.aces.edu/home-garden/lawn-garden/documents/BeeSymposium2012.pdf.
Register by Jan. 31 for $20 per person. For more information, contact Extension at (334) 844-4450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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