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Beekeeping field day set

Special to the Courier

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Beekeeping Field Day in two sessions on, Saturday, April 18, at the Bee Creek Ranch Apiary, 2222 FM 1283 in Pipe Creek.
The first session will be from 10 am to noon and the second will be from 2 to 4 pm.
Each session can accommodate 25 people and the program is open to the first 50 who register, said Sam Womble, AgriLife Extension agent for Bandera County.
He said presenters at the field day, which is being sponsored by the apiary, will include Bee Creek Ranch apiarists and Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension program specialist in integrated pest management.
"This will be a hands-on activity that will prove especially beneficial if you are serious about getting started in beekeeping," Womble said.
Field day topics will include tool and equipment use, hive inspections, disease and pest identification and more.
Registration is $45 per person, payable on site, and includes program materials and refreshments.
"Beekeeping equipment and protective suits will be provided, so please do not bring your own equipment," Keck said.
One continuing education unit in integrated pest management will be offered.
For more information and to register, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Bandera County at 830-796-7755 by April 15.