Contributed by Kirstin Bailey, Teresa Hoffman, and Lauren Nerad–Muscatine County Extension and Outreach
MUSCATINE, Iowa–A free beekeeping workshop hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, Iowa State University, and Muscatine County Extension will help Iowans interested in getting started in the industry. “Explore Beekeeping” will take place Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Muscatine Agricultural Learning Center, at 3200 Lucas Street in Muscatine. A bilingual workshop, leaders will present information in both English and Spanish.
“If you’re curious about beekeeping, join this training to learn about bee biology, how the hive functions as a system, costs to start beekeeping, and how to begin,” said Kirstin Bailey, senior project associate for the Center for Rural Affairs. “There will be a hands-on session with a presentation, as well as an opportunity to see the inside of a live hive.”
Participants must preregister and may do so up until the day before the workshop. Anyone who would like to attend may sign up online at cfra.org/events. For more information, contact Bailey at [email protected] or 402-870-2390.
All Center for Rural Affairs events and activities are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.