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Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

The Butler County University of Missouri Extension Center is offering a short course for beginning beekeepers on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From the short course you will learn the following: basic honey bee biology and behavior; bee health and diseases; equipment; where to get bees and how to install them; hive manipulations and seasonal colony management through the first year; honey production, processing, packaging; bee associations and sources of information. For more information call 573-686-8064. Beginning Beekeeping Workshop.pdf

Master Gardener Core Training

The Poplar Bluff Master Gardeners will host a core training course for those interested in becoming a Master Gardener.  Master Gardener volunteers educate community members on proper practices for growing plants.  The Poplar Bluff group includes Master Gardeners from Butler, Carter, New Madrid, Ripley, Stoddard and Wayne counties.  The first session on the agenda (PDF) begins February 24, 2015.  If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener contact the Butler County Extension Center at 573-686-8064 or print the application (PDF) and bring it to the office.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church in Poplar Bluff. Childcare is provided at no charge. Call for more details 573-686-8064. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren flyer (PDF)

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