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Healthy, happy, easy-to-maintain honey bees not only reward their keepers with delicious honey, they provide a wonderful pollination service to neighborhood gardens. Learn how to select, house, and manage these beneficial insects as we look at hive components, costs, assembly, and location; use of a smoker; what to wear when working with bees; when to purchase bees; and from whom; how to install bees into the hive; and how to keep your bees healthy. Along the way we'll discuss bee anatomy and social structure, and provide you with a month-by-month schedule of bee keeping activities. During the final class, we'll pick up bees from a local supplier and install them in the instructor's hive. Special fee covers the text.