LIMA --The Northwest Ohio Beekeeping Association is hosting a beginning beekeeping workshop from 8:30-4 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Allen County Extension Office in Lima.
The workshop is designed for people who would like to get started in beekeeping, those who have had previous beekeeping experience and want to get back into beekeeping or those who just want to know more before taking the plunge. The cost of the workshop is $25 and includes association membership and a book.
For more information, call Dwight Wilson at 419-722-1953 or 419-371-1742.
Topics covered include: basic honeybee biology, races of bees, package bees vs. nucs and where to get bees, how to start a hive, new and used equipment, keeping bees in a residential setting, feeding, inspections, swarm control, disease and pest management, producing honey and other hive products and overwintering. Information on package bees, nuc and equipment vendors will be at the workshop.
The Northwest Ohio Beekeeping Association serves beekeepers in northwest Ohio and welcomes anyone interested in bee culture to join or attend meetings. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Pandora School at 7:30 p.m. There are no meetings in June through August or December.