Published on 10/09/08

Beekeeping for beginners classes start Dec. 6 in Athens

University of Georgia

Does the thought of honey have you itching to raise bees? Then the State Botanical Garden of Georgia has a series of classes for you.

The Beekeeping for Beginners Series will start on Dec. 6 in Athens, Ga., and will cover the fundamentals of beekeeping. All classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The first will cover beekeeping basics, followed on Jan. 10 with the care and feeding of honeybees and on Feb. 7 with the ABCs of assembling a beehive.

The classes will be taught by Dan Harris, a beekeeper with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and at Booger Hill Farm in Athens.

Pre-registration is required. The series costs $40 for Friends of the Garden members and $45 for non-members. For more information or to register, call (706) 542-6156 or visit

Stephanie Schupska is the communications coordinator with the University of Georgia Honors College.