Local libraries sweeten a beginning beekeeper’s course.

Liz Kirchner

NEW RIVER VALLEY–As a taste of honey for newbies, New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association is presenting “So, You Want To Be a Beekeeper” sessions at regional library branches (Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Floyd, and Shawsville) throughout January 2018.

No pre-registration is necessary for these free, Saturday afternoon sessions designed to prepare those curious about beekeeping with the information to help them decide whether beekeeping is an undertaking right for them.

The hour-long sessions will address the nuts-and-bolts of getting started in beekeeping: the costs, which can be significant, how to acquire bees, the equipment needed: suits, veils, and tools, and the dedicated outlay of time.

Less pragmatic, though, the presentation makes clear that starting your beekeeping…

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