The Connecticut Beekeepers Association will hold its “Beekeeping School” in two upcoming sessions, according to a release.

The Beekeeping School programs will both be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the first on Jan. 12 at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington St., New Haven and the second on Feb. 2 at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike Road in Falls Village, the release said.

The fee for the program is $50. All additional information and registration is available on the CBA website at ctbees.org/bee-school.

“We continue to see interest grow in beekeeping in Connecticut and this course provides an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in getting started to learn from experienced beekeepers how to successfully raise bees,” said CBA President Steve Dinsmore, als in the release.

Some topics to be covered, the release said, are:

· Beekeeping terminology and basic equipment

· The bee colony and its organization: workers, drones and queen

· Starting with bees: how to hive a package of bees

· Colony management in all seasons

· Where to locate your apiary

· Bee diseases and colony registration

· Honey production and processing

· Hands on presentation on how to light a smoker

The Connecticut Beekeepers Association has been serving Connecticut Beekeepers since 1891, the release said. “Its purpose is to increase public awareness of the importance of honey bees for Connecticut agricultural crops and the environment and to promote and support all beekeepers and their local organizations.” To learn more about bees and beekeeping should visit CBA website at ctbees.org.