Re: Affordable beekeeping
Mark, I agree that tuition or cost helps reduce the casually interested.
Specifically in regard tot he II courses I think it is more of an issue of providing quality training at an arguably low price. I am not certain what tuition at U.N.R. is not. it changes all the time. but I think we are somewhere up around $200 or so per credit. I think that covers 30 hours of classroom instruction. One of the II courses is 4 days. So $425 for possibly 32 hours of instruction.
Just a comparison to show that the price may not really be that far out of line. and it may be that some portion of this course offering is running on a grant or some other funding.
I don't think the cost of the II courses are set to discourage the curious as much as they are set to assure quality in the instruction.
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