Virtual beginning beekeeping class Feb. 5-6

Lindsay Chichester, Douglas County Extension educator, started a beekeeping program in Gardnerville in 2020 and currently has four hives that she is overwintering.

Lindsay Chichester, Douglas County Extension educator, started a beekeeping program in Gardnerville in 2020 and currently has four hives that she is overwintering.

 The Nevada Beginning Farmer and Rancher program is buzzing with excitement to host a Beginning Beekeeping class via Zoom on Feb. 5-6.
Lindsay Chichester, Douglas County Extension educator, started a beekeeping program in Gardnerville in 2020 and currently has four hives that she is overwintering.
Chichester is putting this class on in the hopes to help beekeepers make fewer mistakes through education, thus saving money on this investment. For those asking themselves, to bee or not to bee, this class will go through the ins and outs of beekeeping by offering more than 10 hours of instruction.
Joining Chichester is Del Barber, a multi-generational and certified Master Beekeeper who founded the Great Basin Beekeepers, Linda Groves who is a Master Beekeeper and a Master Gardener, as well as the owner and founder of the Bee Magic Building.
Groves was a member of dedicated beekeepers who successfully made Carson City the first Bee City USA in 2018. Carol Bishop, associate professor and Extension educator, will also be joining this buzz worthy lineup of presenters educating participants in agricultural economics and other enterprises to help beginning beekeepers evaluate the costs of beekeeping.
Bishop has been teaching fiscal management and entrepreneurship to agricultural professionals and farmers and ranchers for the last 12 years.
Integrated Pest Management Educator, presenter Kevin Burls specializes in native insects and currently focuses on pollinator health and integrated pest management on recreational lands. Burls holds a Ph.D. in biology and is currently the treasurer or the Nevada Weed Management Association.
Last, but not least, owner and operator of Ogan Family Farm, Nancy Ogan will be presenting as well. Her family farm has managed 6-14 hives for the past eight years and she continues to educate herself and others on the beekeeping craft through conferences, local groups and other farmers and homesteaders.
To sign-up for the Beginning Beekeeping class, contact Lindsay Chichester at lchichester@unr.edu or 775-782-9960 or register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beginning-beekeeping-beginning-farmer-and-rancher-development-program-tickets-137632619871

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