Jeanne Hansen of the Dane County Beekeepers Association will teach "Beekeeping for Beginners" on Wednesday at the Eagle River Middle School.
"We really want to have a hands-on event with everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping," Hansen said.
Beekeeping is fun and especially important with the loss of bees nationwide, she said.
"California has a drought and in other areas pesticides and a loss of wildflowers and crops mean there is less nectar which the bees need to make honey," Hansen said.
The National Honey Board says the cost of honey has increased 65 percent in the past eight years.
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