- Associated Press - Saturday, February 8, 2014

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - A school on beginning beekeeping will be offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension later this month in North Platte.

Classes will include bee anatomy, the function of bees in a colony, a hands-on demonstration of beekeeping equipment, starting and maintaining bee colonies, bee diseases and pests, honey and beeswax harvesting and processing.

The school is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte.

Registration by Thursday is required. People may register online at https://bit.ly/1ncKABn or by calling Extension educator Vaughn Hammond 402-873-3166. The $70 registration fee covers presenter fees, lunch and refreshments.

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