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Arkansas Beekeeping Classes & Events

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers Complete Beekeeping short courses periodically around the state.  These courses are open to anyone interested in honey bees or beekeeping.  No prior experience with bees is necessary to participate. Classes will cover everything a person needs to know to begin keeping bees safely and successfully.  Most short courses consist of three class sessions, with new information presented in each class, building on what has already been covered. All short courses are taught by UA Extension apiculture specialist Jon Zawislak, an EAS-certified Master Beekeeper.

Because the beekeeping industry is always changing to adapt to new challenges, these classes can  be a great refresher course for experienced beekeepers, who may learn some new techniques or better understand the behavior of their bees.  Class participants are also encouraged to meet and socialize with others who share their interest in the amazing honey bee.  Numerous beekeeping clubs and associations meet regularly throughout Arkansas, providing beekeepers with continuing opportunities to socialize, share, and learn.

If you are looking for information on local area beekeeping club meetings, visit the Arkansas Beekeepers Association.

September 11, 18 & 25

 Batesville, AR  
Complete Beekeeping Short Course
Contact the Independence County Extension Office to register.
Download the class details.

October 10, 17 & 24

 DeQueen, AR  
Complete Beekeeping Short Course
Contact the Sevier County Extension Office to register.
Download the class details.

October 27 - 28

 Little Rock, AR  
Arkansas Beekeepers Association 
Fall Conference

January 22, 29
& February 5

Fayetteville, AR Details TBA!

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