[SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va.] An eight-week beekeeping class is coming to New River Community and Technical College’s Nicholas County Campus starting on February 25, 2019. Fred Williams, a local and experienced beekeeper, will lead the Monday evening class from 6 to 8 p.m.

This course benefits beekeepers with limited experience by teaching how to become a better beekeeper. Topics to be covered include: decisions made by the beekeeper; beekeeping equipment, bee biology and colony organization; installing package bees, inspections, and colony examination; diseases, parasites, pests, and their control; spring and summer management; removal, processing, and marketing honey; and fall and winter management. Participants will also have the option to take a field trip to a local apiary.

The cost for the class is $125, and pre-registration is required by Wednesday, February 20.

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

For more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register, visit www.newriver.edu/community or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101, gkincaid@newriver.edu or Jeanne Stone (304-883-2469, vstone@newriver.edu .

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).

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