McIntosh Memorial Library, 205 S. Rock Ave., Viroqua, will be hosting a two-part beginning beekeeping class Saturday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Jim Krause from Viroqua has been a beekeeper for more than 10 years and will be teaching the class using materials from the University of Minnesota short course titled, “Raising Bees in Northern Climates.” Some of the topics to be covered include equipment needs, obtaining bees and maintaining the hive, among others. This class is intended for area residents new to beekeeping and especially people who are interested in becoming beekeepers.

This program is being offered at no charge and seating is limited. To register for the class, contact Sarah Mayer at 608-637-7001.


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