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Flanders Offers Introductory Beekeeping Series

The beekeeping classes will be a hands-on experience with bees and be led by Al Avitabile, Emeritus Professor in the Biology Department at University of Connecticut, co-author of “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” and noted beekeeper and researcher.

Flanders Nature Center is pleased to again be offering its popular introductory beekeeping course on the art and science of beekeeping.

The workshops will promote the importance of pollinators and show students how to start and keep a hive, as well as brainstorm new ideas to help keep our pollinators alive and thriving. This series will consist of three classes and two field trips to an apiary.

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The beekeeping classes will be a hands-on experience with bees and be led by Al Avitabile, Emeritus Professor in the Biology Department at University of Connecticut, co-author of “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” and noted beekeeper and researcher.

Classes will be held on three consecutive Friday evenings in March. The first session of the program will be held on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Flanders Studio located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury. The other two classes will be held on March 23 and March 30. It will also include two Saturday field trips in April to a nearby apiary to install a package of honey bees and to then check on them a week after that installation.

The cost for all the sessions is $85 for Flanders’ members and $120 for non members. Those interested may register online at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10, for more information.

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