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Beginning beekeeping workshop offered at MSU

December 9, 2009 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University will present a beginning beekeeping workshop on Saturday, January 30.

New beekeepers, including youth, can learn how to get started, first year management strategies and integrated pest management of honey bee pests and diseases. Participants will also learn about honey bee biology and beekeeping equipment.

Presenters are from Montana State University, Western Bee Supplies of Polson, Mont. and the Montana Department of Agriculture's Apiary Division.

The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and takes place at the Plant Bioscience Building room 108 on the MSU Campus in Bozeman. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children 18 and under. Registration is due by January 20 and is limited to 50 people. Send payment made out to Montana Agricultural Experiment Station along with your name, address and phone number to: David Baumbauer, Plant Growth Center, P.O. Box 172060, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.

Workshop information is available at http://ag.montana.edu/plantgrowth/ or contact David Baumbauer at (406) 994-2231 or beekeeping@montana.edu.

David Baumbauer at 406-994-2231 or beekeeping@montana.edu