The Franklin County Beekeepers Association (FCBA) is offering a beginners beekeeping course. The Thursday evening classroom sessions will be on March 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office. There will also be a field day at a local apiary on Saturday, March 27. Cost for the short course is $35.00 per family or $30.00 for FCBA members and their families. Subjects that will be covered include an introduction to beekeeping, bee biology, beekeeping equipment; maintaining healthy bees, installing packages and apiary colony management. Registration is required and is limited to the first 50. You do not have to be a member to register. Registration includes a beekeeping manual, disposable gloves, refreshments and membership in the FCBA. For additional information, contact the Extension Office at 717/263-9226.