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Basic Introduction to Beekeeping

Filed Under: 4-H, Beekeeping

Basic Introduction to Beekeeping will provide instruction on how to get started in beekeeping.

Target Audience(s):

Youth ages 10 and up who want to learn how to keep bees and produce honey and beeswax


Participants will learn:

  • About personal protective equipment needed for beekeeping,
  • How to order and size the correct beekeeping equipment from commercial suppliers,
  • To start and maintain colonies of bees during the first few weeks, and
  • About methods for growing a beekeeping business for enterprise.

Total Number of Modules or Session: 4

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 40

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class
  • Demonstrations
  • Summer Camp at MSU Campus

Primary Contact:

Dr. Jeff Harris,


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Assoc Extension/Research Prof