Beekeeping carries a number of responsibilities, and it’s important that residents learn this skill from qualified professionals. For those interesting in beekeeping, a professional Beginner Beekeeping Course will start Thursday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m., and take place each Thursday through March 21, at Bricco Prime, 4315 Manchester Road, in Portage Lakes.
The course series will be led by Laura Urban, of Urban Honey Bee, and Emily Mueller, from Mueller Honey Bee Removal, and also include a hands-on day for a Doylestown apiary. Cost is $85 per student or $120 per family of 2.
Urban is a local queen producer, a beekeeper of more than 12 years and is a former county inspector. Mueller also is a former inspector. Known as the “bee whisperer,” she is a local honey bee removal expert in northern Ohio.
Both are leading professionals in the industry and have taught many levels of beekeeping over the years and will be bringing in other professionals to expand the educational benefits of the class.
Drinks and food are available for purchase at the restaurant and may be brought into the class. Preregistration has begun and spots are limited. To sign up, contact Laura Urban at (330) 608-3778 or [email protected].