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2015 Kentucky Beekeeping schools, classes & activities

Bernheim Forest near Clermont will host a Family Backyard Beekeeping Series Feb. 8 through July 12 from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time. Cost is $20 for Bernheim members, $30 for non-members. Participants must be at least 7 years old, with children accompanied by an adult. Call (502) 955-8512 for reservations.

The Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association will hold a multi-evening bee school Feb. 10 through April 14 from 6-8:30 p.m. EST at the Pulaski County Extension Office, 28 Parkway Drive in Somerset. Cost is $25 and limited to 45 participants. For more information, email Beth.Wilson@uky.edu or call (606) 679-6361.

The Audubon Bee School will be March 7 at 8:45 a.m. CST at the Henderson County Extension Education & Expo Center, 3341 Zion Road in Henderson. Opening speaker will be retired Kentucky State Apiarist Phil Craft. Preregister for $15, which includes lunch, by emailing audubonbeekeepersclub@gmail.com or calling (270) 339-7245. Cost is $20 at the door. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted for $5.

The Bluegrass Beekeepers School will be March 7 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. Welcome and keynote speaker will be University of Kentucky entomology professor Dr. Subba Reddy Palli. The American Honey Queen will attend and teach classes. PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. You may register at the door. To speed the registration process at the school, download the AT THE DOOR REGISTRATION FORM, complete and bring it with you. Forms will also be available at the school. Registration at the door will be $35 per adult and $15 per child. For more information, contact Phil Clark at pdc3393@twc.com.