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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

Home & Garden

Beekeeping-Is it for Me? (Apr)


with Peter Cowin

Calendar Apr 10, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Beekeeping is a wonderful and fascinating hobby and for Peter, a profession, or should that be obsession? This 90-minute interactive class explores what it is like to keep bees, what equipment is needed, where to go for help and advice, what is the cost and what are the rewards.  This is a live online class using ZOOM.

For those who decide to take up the hobby, Peter will be running several follow-up, in-depth classes. Have your list of questions ready! 

Peter Cowin a/k/a, the Bee Whisperer, started keeping bees in the 70s at the age of 11, and now tends to more than 130 colonies. He is past President of Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and mentor to many local beekeepers. Peter runs a beekeeping supply store in Hampden Maine. He sells packaged bees, produces queens and makes hundreds of nucleus colonies to sell each year. His bees produce thousands of pounds of honey per year sold under the Bee Whisperer name. Peter has been teaching beekeeping at his honey farm and in Adult Ed for more than 8 years.

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