YORK COUNTY — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association announce registration is now open for their five-week Fall Beginner Bee School, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 1, at Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale.

Instructor Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former MSBA vice president, will discuss honeybee colonies, hive construction, pests and diseases, honey production and seasonal management of the hive. Participants may also observe area hives and gain hands-on experience during a field lab at a later date.

The cost is $95 per person, $140 for two people who share materials, and includes a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. 

Today is the deadline to register.

Find more information and register online at https://extension.umaine.edu/york/programs/beginner-bee-school/, or contact the UMaine Extension York County office, 800-287-1535 (in state), or 324-2814, [email protected]

To request a disability accommodation, call Frank Wertheim, 800-287-1535 (in state), or 324-2814.

As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county.

UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. It also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.