The NWA Beekeepers will host a 1 day BEE-ginner beekeeping class, Saturday February 18th, 9:00am-4:00pm at the Washington County Sherriff's Annex building. The Annex building is located at 1155 Clydesdale in Fayetteville. The class is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
U of A Cooperative extension bee school- Monday nights, January 23, January 30th, & February 6th at Southside Church of Christ in Rogers from 6 pm - 9 pm, hosted by Benton County Beekeepers and beeing taught by Jon Zawislak, AR state Apiculturist. Contact Prepper Bee Store at 479-616-4345 for more details. https://m.facebook.com/events/608926729314662/
The state of Arkansas plants wildflowers at the site of any new highway construction. This program promotes pollinator habitat, beautifies our roadways, and saves labor costs on mowing. The state also makes available properties adjacent to state highways for the planting of wildflowers. Citizens can take advantage if the wildflower program by coordinating with Kayti Ewing at the environmental division and your local district permit officer. The environmental division will need to approve the seed content to insure that no invasive species are introduced and the location, to insure that the proposed space is not in use. The local permit officer will need to be informed to insure that the area is not mowed. Katyti can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501)569-2000
1st apprentice; Colten Hardesty is the son of Brian & Debbie Hardesty, they live at 835 James Pl in West Fork, AR 72774. 479-839-2741. Colten is 13 and is home schooled and has interests in sports and nature. Colten seems very eager to learn about bees and has already read many books about the subject.
2nd apprentice; Sam Goll is the son of Steve & Annette Goll, they live at 2015 Tallgrass Dr in Fayetteville, AR 72701. 479-263-7914. Sam is 17 and attends Fayetteville High school and is active on the wrestling team and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Sam has an excellent location for bees around lake Sequoya.
See the Apprenticeship Program web page for detail.
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Do you have cases of honey to sell?
Ranali Family Farm in Tontitown is looking to buy cases of local honey to sell at their store. It’s a great opportunity to get your honey out there and help out a local farm! Call 479-361-1313, identify yourself as a local beekeeper who would like to partner up with them to sell honey.