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Kentucky State University will host the 2013 Bluegrass Beekeeping School on March 9 in Frankfort, according to a news release.
The school will include talks on many aspects of hive management, conducting beekeeping businesses, and classes about how to produce additional products from the hive such as candle making, making lotions and hand bars, and pollen collection and processing.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the lobby of Bradford Hall at Kentucky State University. Pre-registration is suggested and is available at www.ksbabeekeeping.org.
Pre-registration is $20 per person, which family and school-age discounts available.
Registration is $30 at the door, and includes lunch.
The Capital City Beekeepers Association will offer a wide range of complementary activities for attendees, their families and the public as part of Bee Friendly Frankfort. These will include a beekeeping equipment swap to follow the School program at KSU, a Bee Keepers Jam the evening before, a host of family and kids related activities during Saturday and a “cheap sleeps” offer at local hotels for those wishing to spend a night or two.
Jeff Harris, a research apiculturist from Mississippi State University, will be the keynote speaker.