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Beginning Beekeeping Class in Mountain Grove
Missouri Ag Connection - 10/09/2019

Understanding some basics of beekeeping would be very beneficial to individuals wanting to get started in beekeeping.

Making the correct decisions during the start up phase is a key part of success according to Kyle Whitaker, county engagement specialist in agriculture and environment for University of Missouri Extension.

Whittaker is offering a "Beginning Beekeeping Class" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 14 at the Wright County Extension building, 608 E. State Street, Mountain Grove, Mo.

There is a $20 per person cost for the program (second person in a couple can attend for free).

To register for the class, or for more details, contact the Wright County Extension office at 417 349-4134 or visit the office in person.

Online registration in available on the following MU extension county websites: Wright, Webster, Texas, Chritain and Greene.

"Class attendees will learn important components of getting started in beekeeping, honeybee biology, equipment needs and costs, importance of pollinators, understanding and handling bees and opportunities to be involved with loca lbeekeeping organizations," said Whitaker.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians to improve lives, communities and economies by providing relevant, responsive and reliable educational solutions. MU Extension programs are open to all. More information on this topic is available online at

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