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Capitol Hill Urban Beekeeping Classes to Start Monday

by Jennifer Currier — October 22, 2015 at 3:50 pm 0

Urban Honeybees (via Facebook:DC Honeybees)The White House has had them for more than six years. With the proper equipment and training, you can, too.

A four-part class series on urban beekeeping is scheduled to begin this Monday at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE). The DC Beekeepers Alliance will help teach the classes and provide insight on how to properly keep bees in the District.

Classes are scheduled for the next four consecutiveMondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Center. Each class will cover different topics, including how to rebuild the declining bee population and the health benefits of honey.

Participants can register online for all four classes for $40 or for classes. The scheduled classes are:

  • All Beekeeping Is Local on Oct. 26.
  • The Fascinating World of Bees on Nov. 2.
  • Creating an Urban Environment for Bees on Nov. 9.
  • Products of the Hive on Nov. 16.

Photo via Facebook/DC Honeybees

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