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MSU Extension to hold class in Helena on the basics of beekeeping

January 25, 2017 -- MSU News Service

A queen bee is kept in a separate box until she and the workers are added to a new colony. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

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BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension, in cooperation with Helena College, will offer a one-day course from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, on the basics of beekeeping.

Participants will learn about the Montana Apiary Program, bee biology, basic equipment and supplies, pest and disease management and keys to keeping a healthy hive.

Presenters will include Brent Sarchet, MSU Extension agriculture agent in Lewis and Clark County, Laurie Kerzicnik, MSU Extension entomologist, and Cam Lay, Department of Agriculture.

The course fee is $40. Class will be held in the Helena College lecture hall, located at 1115 N. Roberts St. in Helena.

Register by Feb. 20 by calling either Christy Stergar at (406) 447-6945 or Julie Adams at (406) 447-6946 or register online at

Contact: Brent Sarchet, MSU Extension Lewis and Clark County, (406) 447-8350, or