UACES Facebook Beekeeping course set for Little Rock in May
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Beekeeping course set for Little Rock in May

By the U of A System Division of Agriculture

April 7, 2017

Fast facts

  • By popular demand: beekeeping course set for Little Rock
  • Three classes over three weeks at Hillary Clinton Children’s Library
  • Class limited to 50, register by calling 501-340-6650

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LITTLE ROCK – Jon Zawislak travels the state spreading the joy and how-tos for would-be beekeepers.

Because he covers the entire state as the extension apiculturist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, he has to rotate his schedule to get cover most locations. With classes in Little Rock held two years ago, the city was going to have to wait ‘til later before his short course would be back. 

Bee Hive Indoor Observation Installation
BEEING IN THE MOMENT -- Jon Zawislak (with library staff) install an indoor observation bee hive in the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library at Little Rock. (University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo, by Kevin Quinn, Extension Video Specialist)

At least that was the plan.

“I have received so many inquiries lately about when I'll offer another beekeeping class in Little Rock that I have added another one to my schedule,” Zawislak said.

This round, which begins May 10, will be held at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library at 4800 W. 10th Street. The subsequent classes will be held May 17 and 24.

Each session runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and will cover different topics, so attendance at all three is recommended.

“Seating is limited to 50,” he said. “Sign up now, because it’s first come, first served.”’

To register, contact the Pulaski County Extension Office at 501-340-6650.

For more information about beekeeping, visit

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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