Beekeeping class to begin Jan. 18

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Pollinators account for one-third of the food on your table. Join in a class to learn about honeybees and how you can keep bees and help them thrive.

Classes will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. until noon and will last for six weeks, just in time to start your beekeeping in the spring.

Classes will be hands on with students learning about bee culture and inspecting bees in their hives in the Duplin County bee yard. All classes and field work will be at the Duplin County Agriculture Center, 108 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville.

Tuition is $50 for an individual and $75 for couples. This includes North Carolina State and local dues for 2020 and a textbook. Students will be prepared to take the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association certification test if they choose.

Tuition is payable at the beginning of the class by check, cash or card. For more information, call or text Barry Jones at 252-617-5588, Penn Croom at 910-231-1150 or call Duplin Agriculture Extension Agent Tom Hroza at 910-296-2143.

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