I thought that I would post this to anyone in eastern Missouri or western Illinois that might be thinking of getting started with beekeeping.
"The Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association will offer a full day course of professional instruction and open hive demonstrations for beginner and experienced hobbyist beekeepers on Saturday, February 23, 2008, at the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue, Clayton, Missouri from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The class will cover all fundamental beekeeping topics, and is specially designed to provide everything necessary for beginners to keep bees and make honey starting in the spring of 2008. The course will include hands on follow-up sessions in March and April to help participants get started with honeybees. The Association offers beginners mentoring contacts and additional assistance.
The cost of the course is $45 for an individual, and $60 for a family. The registration packet will include a copy of Beekeeping Basics, an acclaimed, illustrated guide to beekeeping, beekeeping magazines, catalogs, and instructional handouts.
Ray NaborsRaymond A. Nabors, Ph.D., an experienced beekeeping educator and former extension entomologist, and currently Farm Director of the Heartland Ag Network, will present the course."