ALL - Beekeeping

  Dates & times
  • Mon, 03/04/2024 - 2:00pm
  Age Groups Adult Lifelong Learning


ALL - Adult Lifelong Learning

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Fall 2023 ALL

Monday, March 4, 11, & 18 at 2:00 pm
(class size limited to 25)

Session One: A history of bees and beekeeping as well as its current situation and what the future holds. 

Session Two: We will look at the life cycle of honey bees and how that plays out over a year. We will also discuss diseases and parasites of honey bees.

Session Three: The third class will focus on keeping honey bees. The practices and equipment that can be used to help you keep happy and healthy bees.

Each 2hr course is led by:
Gene McCurdy resides in the Ashley area where he has lived most of his 76 years. He has five children and eleven grandchildren. He's retired but still makes and sells hay with one of his sons. He also keeps bees and sells honey. He graduated from Buckeye Valley High School and The Ohio State University, beginning at the branch here in Marion. He lived in Scioto County for several years in the 80s, where he learned how to keep bees. The timing here is significant because this was just before the Varroa mite invasion causing widespread destruction of bees and beekeeping. Many were forced to quit keeping bees and those that continued had to learn new ways to keep bees.

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