Beekeeping workshop will be offered in North Platte

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) _ A school on beginning beekeeping will be offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension later this month in North Platte.

Classes will include bee anatomy, the function of bees in a colony, a hands-on demonstration of beekeeping equipment, starting and maintaining bee colonies, bee diseases and pests, honey and beeswax harvesting and processing.

The school is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte.

Registration by Thursday is required. People may register online at or by calling Extension educator Vaughn Hammond
402-873-3166. The $70 registration fee covers presenter fees, lunch and refreshments.

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