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Beekeeping Classes 2014

New England Beekeeping is offering two 5 week courses in the basics of beekeeping which is designed to interest not only seasoned beekeepers but those individuals interested in starting this fascinating hobby. You will learn the latest techniques of helping beehives survive mites, disease, and a Middlesex County winter. You will also learn about beekeeping equipment, hive management, buying and installing bees into a hive, where to place a hive, and harvesting honey, pollen, propolis and beeswax.

A sixth class will be held in the field and we will open an overwintered hive -- time and date TBD. Your registration fee includes a text on beekeeping, The Beekeepers Handbook, by Diana Sammataro. Rick is currently President of the Massachusetts State Beekeepers Association and Owner of New England Beekeeping and Carlisle Honey. He currently runs 500 hives in the New England states.

Saturday morning classes are held at Acton-Boxboro High School. Registration is through A-B Adult Education. Classes start January 25th, 2014. Please contact Erin O'Brien Bettez, Director of Acton-Boxborough Community Education by phone, 978-266-2525 or by email

Sunday late afternoon classes are held at Tyngsboro Recreation Center. Registration is through Tyngsboro Recreation Department. Classes start January 26th, 2014. Please contact Alison Page, Director of Tyngsboro Recreation Department by phone, 978-649-2300 Ext 150 or by email
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