Beekeeping schools offered throughout Iowa in 2012

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This upcoming year, 12 beekeeping schools will be available in Iowa. The Iowa Honey Producers Association is the primary host of these schools.

Most of the schools start between the middle of January and the first week in February. The duration of the classes varies; some meet once a week for 4-8 weeks, and some meet periodically throughout the entire year.

Bees are important pollinators in Iowa, and consequently have a large economic impact on our state.

Beekeeping is of added importance right now because of the declining bee population. University of Iowa professor Steve Hendrix discussed this issue with the Iowa Environmental Focus back in August.

For more information on the beekeeping schools, read the Estherville Daily News article here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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