If you’ve ever been interested in having thousands of buzzing little minions (or are a certain yellow bear with a speech impediment who may, in fact, have a problem with addiction) you’re in luck!
The Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service is holding a three-night class to give you the basics of beginning beekeeping. Urban farming is hot right now, and a big part of citified agriculture in many places is the keeping of bees. If you live in Little Rock, though, hit the jump for the section of the Little Rock Municipal Code dealing with beekeeping in the city. Some restrictions apply.
The class runs on three Tuesday evenings in October — Oct. 8, 15 and 22 — and will meet at the UA Cooperative Extension Service Auditorium at 2301 S. University from 6 to 9 p.m.. As seen in the PDF sent out by the CES, classes will include beekeeping equipment and bee biology, seasonal management of hives, and pest and disease control.
There’s no fee to register, and no prior beekeeping knowledge is required, but participants are asked to register by calling the Cooperative Extension Service at (501)340-6650 so there will be enough course materials to go around.