"Basic Beekeeping for Beginners" will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Those principles include the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationship, and essential equipment and requirements.
The Missouri Master Beekeeper certification program consists of six levels: Beginner, Apprentice, Journeyman, Junior Master, Master Trainer, and Master Beekeeper. By the end of this course, individuals will be able to help experienced beekeepers in the management of hives.
There is no minimum age requirement for the program, but children age 12 and younger may find examination questions difficult.
Located at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
Cost: $61 per person
Registration: in person at University of Missouri Greene County Extension, by telephone or online
More information: Call 417-881-8909 or online at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene