Borsari photoWinona State University will host “Beekeeping Basics” 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in Pasteur Hall.

Participants will explore basics of apiculture and the benefits of honey bees;
 find out how to establish a small apiary;
discover the value and benefits of bees and small-scale apiculture; and learn about bee products and production (e.g.: honey, wax, royal jelly).

Instructor Bruno Borsari, associate professor of biology at WSU, has 25 years of experience in habitat restoration and sustainable agriculture.

Cost to attend is $85. Registration fee includes participant materials, morning refreshments and a box lunch.

The workshop is part of the 2013-14 Urban Micro-Farming Workshop Series, offered through WSU Outreach and Continuing Education with support from the WSU Foundation. To learn more or register, visit winona.augusoft.net or call 507-457-5080.

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