Dr. Roy Stanford, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources will be offering a hands-on year long course, beginning at 6:00 pm on Aug. 7 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, located at 11475 FM 1442 Orange. 

The class will start with a basic hive of bees, overwinter the hive, and split the hive in the spring. At the end of the course, a successful outcome will be two complete hives and a honey crop. The class fee is $200 and due the first day of class. This fee includes the starter honeybee hive with bees. Other equipment investments are dependent on individual management objectives.  

For additional information or to register call the Extension office at 882-7010. Class is limited to 10.