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Beginning Beekeeping Program

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Explore the world of honey bees and steps to becoming a beekeeper at "Introduction to Beekeeping." This program is sponsored by Lincoln Land Beekeepers Association and University of Illinois Extension Sangamon-Menard Unit. This three part series will cover all aspects of beginning beekeeping. Session dates are on Thursdays, March 22, March 29 and April 5 from 6 to 9 pm. Sessions will be held at the University of Illinois Extension on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL.

Presenters will include: Rich Ramsey, a beekeeper for 20 years and past president of Illinois State Beekeepers; and Dr. Stu Jacobson, Research Specialist, University of Illinois at Springfield, who has 30 years experience with honeybees.

Registration fee of $15 includes all three sessions, a textbook, handouts and participants name in a drawing for a beehive. Advanced registration is requested by March 16. For more information call Sangamon-Menard Extension Unit at (217) 782-4617, or Rich Ramsey at (217) 498-9374.

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