Apis mellifera, the honeybee, is a pollinator, honey maker, pollen producer and busy communal worker. This productive insect is currently the subject of great interest, as farmers, conservationists and beekeepers work to protect this crucial species from disease and parasites.
The University of Hawai'i Maui College EdVenture program will host "Beeginning Beekeeping" training on Thursday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., an introduction to the biology and habits of this fascinating insect, with an opportunity to look right into a hive.
Danielle Downey, apiculture specialist for the state Department of Agriculture, will instruct the curious and the beginner. The afternoon session will be hands-on in the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources apiary.
Apis mellifera, the honeybee
To register for this training, call 984-3231, or register online at edventuremaui.com. If this is a first-time registration this year, use code MAUSUM2014 to receive a 10 percent discount when registering online.
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