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Meeting to discuss the art of beekeeping offered at WKCTC

Starting a beehive can be simpler and faster than one might think. West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a meeting October 27 to see who might be interested in a future class that would teach the art of beekeeping.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center, Room 140. The cost for the meeting is $10.

Kent Williams, certified master beekeeper with the Eastern Apiculture Society, will discuss the importance of bees to our society, basic equipment needed to have a hive, beekeeping preparation and more. No hives will be at this meeting.

The interest in beekeeping and producing ones own honey is growing in our region, and we want to find out how many would like to have a class offered in the future, said Kevin ONeill, WKCTC community education director. If we get enough interest, we will develop Beekeeping 101 for the community in the spring.

Beekeeping, also known as apiculture, is the maintenance of honeybee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. A beekeeper (apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect honey and other products of the hive such as beeswax, pollen and royal jelly or to also produce bees for sale to other beekeepers.

To register for the beekeeping meeting, call 270-534-3335 or go online at http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky/category/category.aspx?C=amp;S=42.

New students can register for spring classes at WKCTC beginning November 2. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Spring classes begin January 11.