Beekeeping classes begin dec. 1 at Smith-Gilbert
by Davia L Mosley
October 26, 2012 11:20 AM | 1333 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

KENNESAW — Smith-Gilbert Gardens will be offering a seven-month indepth beekeeping program for beginners starting this December, according to Director Doug Davis. Dan Harris of Booger Hill Bee Company will teach participants how to build a hive, establish and care for bees, and harvest honey.

The workshops will begin Dec. 1 and meet the first Saturday of the month, generally from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost of the program is $225. Harris’ comprehensive sevenmonth program teaches the beginner everything from the history of beekeeping, hive construction, care of the hive and harvesting of honey. Participants will build their own hives.

For more information or a complete schedule, contact the Garden office at (770) 919-0248, email or visit the education page on

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