The Orange County Agrilife Extension Office is offering a beekeeping workshop which has something to offer for those new to beekeeping or current beekeepers who want to advance their skills. The OC AgriLife office is in its third year of helping people become beekeepers through a 10 month course offering with a training apiary. This year four beekeeping workshops have been developed to further promote beekeeping skills. On Saturday, May 21, 2016, this year’s first of four beekeeping workshops will be held at the AgriLife Extension office located on FM 1442.

A morning class will be held on seasonal hive management, and an afternoon class will be held on queen rearing. Gwen Borel, with Bayou Bee Farm, will lead the morning class on how to manage a colony of bees during the spring months, and Brian Muldrow of Muldrow Bee Farm will teach queen rearing in the afternoon.

You may register for one or both classes. Morning registration for the first class begins at 8:30 a.m., and the morning class will be from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.Afternoon registration for the second class begins at 1:00 p.m., and the afternoon class is from 1:30 -3:30 p.m.You may pre-register by calling the AgriLife office at 882-7010.

If you choose to attend one class, the cost is $20 and includes lunch. A $30 fee will be charged if you would like to attend both classes and also includes lunch. Lunch will be served between 12-1 p.m.