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  • Delaware Beekeepers Association co-sponsoring basic beekeeping workshop Jan. 18

  • A "Beekeeping 101" workshop will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 in Smyrna for anyone interested in the art and science of beekeeping. The event is sponsored by the Delaware Beekeepers Association and Delaware State University's Small Farms Program.
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  • A "Beekeeping 101" workshop will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 in Smyrna for anyone interested in the art and science of beekeeping.
    The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Delaware State University Research & Outreach Center, 844 Smyrna-Leipsic Road, Smyrna.
    Registration is $50 per person, which includes a one-year membership in the Delaware Beekeepers Association and the book "Beekeeping for Dummies." Married couples or life partners can both attend and pay just one registration.
    The event is sponsored by the Delaware Beekeepers Association and Delaware State University's Small Farms Program.
    Presenters will include:
    Delaware State Apiarist Robert Mitchell with the Department of Agriculture, on honeybee pests and diseases;
    Ken Outten, DBA president, on sources for bees;
    Bill Leitzinger, DBA vice-president for New Castle County, on first-year hive management;
    Robert Bauer, DBA treasurer, on essential beekeeping equipment;
    Katy Evans, graduate assistant to Dr. Debbie Delaney of the University of Delaware, on honeybee biology.
    Participants can get registration forms at delawarebeekeepers.com or by email at rjb.bauer@gmail.com. They may be mailed, along with the $50 fee, to Bob Bauer, DBA Treasurer, 3210 Effendi Drive, Middletown, DE 19709.

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