Beekeeping, chicken-tending classes planned

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Country Barn Farm will offer beekeeping and chicken-tending classes in November at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Fox Chapel (15238).

The first-year beekeeping class will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and may include a visit for students with protective gear to an on-site apiary if weather permits. Cost is $115. The class will be repeated Feb. 8 and an advanced class is set for April 5.

The backyard chickens workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Cost is $65. The class will be repeated March 8.

Registration is required for all classes. Email for a registration form and more detailed information. Members of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture receive a discount on class fees. Information:


First Published October 18, 2013 8:00 PM


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