In this Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 photo, St. Petersburg resident Danielle La Casse shows off her bees as she works with her friend Quinn Freeborg at Geraldson Community Farm in Bradenton, Fla. La Casse started Brick Street Honey and sells her products at local independent markets. Bee keeping classes will be held in the local area on Feb. 10. (Lara Cerri/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
In this Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 photo, St. Petersburg resident Danielle La Casse shows off her bees as she works with her friend Quinn Freeborg at Geraldson Community Farm in Bradenton, Fla. La Casse started Brick Street Honey and sells her products at local independent markets. Bee keeping classes will be held in the local area on Feb. 10. (Lara Cerri/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

CELINA — Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association will be holding its annual Beginning Beekeeping Class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Richardson-Bretz Building in Celina. The Richardson-Bretz Building is located behind the Mercer County Library at 119 W. Fulton St.

Topics that will be discussed will include but are not limited to; honeybee casts, caring for honeybees, honeybee biology, honeybee nutrition, equipment needed, parts of the hive, pests and diseases and products from the hive. There will be demonstrations on assembling hive equipment. The club will also provide information on ordering bees from Northern Climate Stock.

Dwight Wells from Tipp City will be the main instructor. He is a recognized speaker from many States and collaborates with Dr. Greg Hunt of Purdue University on improving the Indiana Leg Chewers. Wells has also taught queen grafting and is director of sustainable genetic technologies network, a collaborative effort in artificial insemination with Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.

The cost of the class is $45 and includes “Bee Essentials” by Dr. Larry Connors and a one-year membership to GGLBA and Ohio State Beekeepers Association. Beekeeping supply catalogs, literature and handouts will be given to all enrollees.

There will be doughnuts and drinks available and a one-hour lunch break at about noon.