Help Save Our Bees! Learn How in Community Education Beekeeping Classes

Two classes are offered in July.

MAY 16, 2014 -- Help sustain a healthy bee population and learn how to make your own honey in summer beekeeping classes offered through Allan Hancock College Community Education.

Designed for anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper on the Central Coast, these classes teach students the nuances of beekeeping in this area.

Two classes are available:

Beekeeping: Summer in an Apiary meets Wednesday, July 9 - 30, from 6 to 8:55 p.m. at the AHC Santa Maria campus, Room C-33, with instructor Archie Mitchell.  Students learn what honeybees do during the summer months and what beekeepers should do throughout the year to maintain healthy hive activity.

Intermediate Beekeeping meets Mondays, July 14 – August 4, from 6 to 8:55 p.m., also on the AHC Santa Maria campus, Room C-33, with instructor John Hupp.  This course is for students who want to further their basic beekeeping skills and learn about particular bee behavior.  Students learn how to become comfortable setting up and operating a bee hive.

The fee for each class is $72.

See complete class descriptions and course numbers online at, click Class Search and select Community Service/Fee-Based in the class type area.  Register directly online.  Students can also receive registration assistance in person at Community Education (bldg. S) on the Santa Maria campus.

For more information, call 922-6966 ext. 3209, or pick up a copy of the summer Spectrum schedule of Community Education classes, available at any campus location and online.

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