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To ‘Bee’ or Not to ‘Bee?’ Is Beekeeping for You?

bee on celosiaCLEMSON, S.C. – Backyard beekeeping is a growing field and many people are interested but do not know how to get started or may start without enough background information. A Clemson University Extension Service workshop aims to help people decide whether beekeeping is really for them.

The June 19 workshop at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville addresses the basics of honeybee biology and beekeeping. It is geared for people considering keeping bees, not those who are already beekeepers. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $65, which includes lunch. Register at this website.

Lectures at the workshop will cover fundamentals, and hands-on portions will allow participants to explore beekeeping equipment and take part in a basic hive inspection.

Instructors are Extension experts Millie Davenport and Jennifer Tsuruda.