PANDORA — The Northwest Ohio Beekeeping Association is offering five one-hour beginning beekeeping classes.

Classes will be held from 6-7 p.m. starting Tuesday and continuing Feb. 26, March 26, April 23 and May 28 at Pandora-Gilboa School, 410 Rocket Ridge Road.

Classes are designed for people who would like to get started in beekeeping, those who have had previous beekeeping experience and want to get back into beekeeping or those who just want to know more.

Topics covered include basic honeybee biology, races of bees, package bees versus nucs and where to get bees, how to start a hive, swarm control, disease and pest management, producing honey and other hive products and overwintering.

The cost is $40 which includes membership to the NWOBA and a book.

The association serves beekeepers in northwest Ohio and welcomes anyone interested in bee culture to join and attend meetings which are held at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Pandora school. There are no meetings in June, July, August or December.

For information or to register, contact Dwight Wilson at 419-722-1953 or Jamie Walters at 419-438-7335. Online: