UH Hilo offers summer beekeeping course beginning June 26

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Date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers Benefits of Beekeeping, a series designed for anyone new to bees as well as those who have bees and are interested in new ways to relate to and care for them.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays, June 26 – July 31, from 5 – 8 p.m. in UH Hilo's Kanaka`ole Hall, Room 126. The field days will be held at Paradise Nectar Apiaries in Kaiwiki on Saturdays, July 13 and August 3, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $150 and includes the required textbook. Students will need long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat, and gloves for the field days.

Participants will learn treatment-free beekeeping practices based on bee biology and developing a relationship with and understanding of bees. Field days will give participants an opportunity to visit a thriving apiary, observe effective hive management techniques, get hands-on experience, and develop their relationship with bees.

Instructor Jen Rasmussen has been caring for honey bees on Hawaiʻi Island since 2008. She has developed various methods of maintaining her hives without the use of chemicals or treatments.

For more information and to register, contact CCE at 932-7830 or visit https://hilo.hawaii.edu/cce/.

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