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Beginning beekeeping workshop to be held Aug. 24 in Billings

July 26, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – A beekeeping workshop for beginners will be offered Saturday, Aug. 24, in Billings.

The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yellowstone County Courthouse.  Participants will learn how to buy bees and equipment, establish a new beehive, register their hives, conduct yearly hive maintenance, prevent pests, and harvest honey and wax. They will also taste some varietal honey types and look at hobby-scale honey harvesting equipment.

Cost of the workshop is $25. Those who want to attend should make out a check or money order to MSU and go to for a registration form.  Send the fee and form to:

Billings Beekeeping Workshop

Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

 P.O. Box 173150, MSU

Bozeman, MT. 59717-3150

Registrants will receive email confirmation and a map and directions to the exact location of the beekeeping workshop. For more information, contact Ruth O’Neill at (406) 994-5176 or

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or