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Beekeepers Association offers classes set for Feb. 2

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Bee on lavender

A honeybee feeds on the nectar of a lavender bloom, and picks up pollen to help the plant reproduce.

The Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks will offer four weeks of classes beginning Feb. 2. All classes will be held at: The Darr Agricultural Center, 2401 S. Kansas Expressway in Springfield. Beekeeping 101 Classes will be from 6:30-8:30  p.m. on Tuesday nights on Feb. 2nd, 9th & 16th and March 1st. Reservations are required and classroom space is limited.

The $50 class fee includes:

• 8 hours of classroom instruction with hands-on demonstrations
• A PDF of the book – “Beekeeping for Dummies”
• A one year membership in the club
• Monthly, hand’s-on field trips and workshops in member’s apiaries throughout the year!
• A list of mentors to assist in your first year of beekeeping

For more information or to sign up visit www.ozarksbeekeepers.org or call 417-414-0233 or email: classinfo@ozarksbeekeepers.org.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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