• Dates for the 2022 Beginner Beekeeping Series have been announced! We will once again allow students to purchase package bees and equipment through our office. Cost includes pickup, so you can conveniently get your bees at the Lanier County Extension Office. The first class date is January 29th, 2022, with classes occurring monthly through July. […]

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  • Many of our intensive beekeeping regions overlap with the natural range of the American black bear, resulting in bear interactions that can decimate hives and entire apiaries. One of the best tools in our arsenal for bear prevention is the electric fence. If you’re new to electric fences, take a look at this instructional publication […]

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    Are you interested in starting a hive or two of honey bees? The Lanier County Extension Office is currently planning a series of beginner beekeeping courses in 2021, not restricted to Lanier County residents. The series includes a hive assembly class, bee biology, how to install a package of bees, common pests and diseases, smoker […]

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