Beekeeping workshop at Ag Center

Published 3:50 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Phil Holbert, local beekeeping extraordinaire, will teach a half-day introductory workshop on beekeeping at the Mill Spring Ag Center. The workshop is meant for those who have no or limited knowledge of beekeeping, but who are interested in learning more and starting their own hives.

Holbert has more than 25 years of experience keeping bees and mentoring other beekeepers. He has taught several beekeeping workshops in past and is currently teaching a five-week course at the Polk County Extension Office that started last Thursday. He also owns a beekeeping supply store, Holbert’s Bee Supplies, on Ozone Drive in Saluda.

The workshop is at the Mill Spring Ag Center located at 156 School Road in Mill Spring on Tuesday, March 5 from 1-5 p.m. There is a small registration fee to help cover the cost of materials and to help the ag center raise money to purchase honeybees for its gardens and for educational use.

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Please contact Laura at the Ag Center to register at 828-894-2281 or at To see a complete list of upcoming workshops and events at the Mill Spring Ag Center, visit the website at or the Facebook page at Polk County Farms.

– article submitted by Laura Brookshire