The Carol Stream (IL) Park District is advertising a natural beekeeping class on its website (see below). I didn't see it mentioned in this forum, so I thought I'd post it for anyone who might be interested. Thanks!


Natural Beekeeping - Carol Stream Park District

Come learn why more people are turning to natural, treatment-free beekeeping methods to save time and money, and produce healthier, locally-adapted honey bees. Classes cover basic honey bee biology and behavior, fundamental beekeeping skills and equipment, hive assembly and maintenance, honey extraction, and seasonal tasks. If conditions permit, students may attend an optional field trip next April to observe a bee package installation. This class fulfills the Hanover Park Community Apiary's instructional requirement for new beekeepers.

Register at the Fountain View Recreation Center, or online at www.csparks.org. The Course Code is 34915.

Dates: October 16 - November 20, 2013

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Age: 16 years and up

Fee: $50 (residents and non-residents alike)