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Beekeeping course offered at Dordt College

February 6, 2014

A beekeeping course for beginners will be offered starting Thursday, February 20, at the Dordt College Agriculture Stewardship Center. The course, taught by Dordt College Professor of Agriculture Dr. Duane Bajema, will cover the basics of beekeeping by providing comprehensive information and hands-on experience to help students start, maintain, and care for a honey bee colony.

Whether those interested have no experience or a few years as an apiarist (beekeeper) under their belts, they will gain valuable insights from the course. Topics will include bee biology, basic beekeeping equipment, hives, beginning beekeeping, management, honey and beeswax, and more.

Additional information will be provided at the first meeting. Registration is required by February 17, by calling Dr. Bajema at (712) 441-0784. Feel free to call with any questions. Visit to get a glimpse into what past beekeeping courses have been like.

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