The Pickens County Extension Service and local beekeepers (Randy Tudor and BJ Weeks) are hosting a 5 week course on beekeeping for beginning beekeepers. The course will cover starting beekeeping, building equipment, understanding bee pests, medications, strategies for keeping bees, producing and extracting honey. A strong emphasis will be on understanding the bees and processes involved. Then finish with a daytime hands-on workshop in the bees. This is a class for those who wish to understand and start keeping honeybees. This is an annual event started in 1997.
Place: Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Drive, Jasper.
Date: Jan. 8-Feb. 5, Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person/$85 with spouse or child.