Staff Reporter 

Beekeeping classes hope to change bee's bad rap



A properly outfitted beekeeper tends to hives. The West Plains Beekeepers Association hopes to both lure new members to their group, and change the perception of bees in a series of classes that begin Saturday, Nov. 2.

Bees are pretty remarkable creatures that get a bad rap and the West Plains Beekeeping Association is out to try to change their reputation and perception.

In a series of classes that begin Saturday, Nov. 2 and continue the following two Saturdays, the curious public is invited to be part of a beginning beekeeping course that take place at the Pizza Factory in Medical Lake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost is $30 plus $10 for Washington State Beekeeping Association Test Booklet. To register, call 509-863-5666 or for more information visit

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