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The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is offering beekeeping classes to young people aged eight to 16.

Each week participants will be introduced to new topics and will also benefit from demonstrations, group explorations, projects and engage in hands on activities.

NCC’s Special Projects Officer, Ricardo Marshall, said the objectives of the classes are “to introduce honeybees through hands-on activities; showcase the relationship between humans and honeybees; feature honeybees as an integral species in our food web; and to highlight the honeybee as pollinators and their relevance in the earth’s ecosystem”.

The classes will be held at the Commission’s headquarters, Codrington House, St. Michael, from Saturday, January 11 to Saturday, April 11, 2020, and will be broken down into three groups.

Group one classes will be held on January 11, 18, 25, and February 1.  Group two classes will start on February 15, continuing on February 22, 29 and March 7.  The final group will be on March 21 and 28, and then on April 4 and 11.  All classes will begin at 9:00 a.m., and finish at noon each Saturday.

To register, parents may call the NCC’s PR Department at telephone numbers 536-0662 and 536-0663.  They may also email specialprojectsoffice@ncc.gov.bb

The deadline for registration is Tuesday, December 31. Space is limited, so interested persons should register early.

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