New River CTC Hosting Interesting Seminars And Workshops In April

Lewisburg, WV – New River Community and Technical College is hosting a Bee Keeping seminar in April. Not interested in keeping bees? Then maybe exploring works of WV authors is more your style. You can do both this month at New River’s Lewisburg campus.

On April 17th, the college will host a free one day overview of basic beekeeping at their Lewisburg campus from 10am to 2pm. The informal workshop will introduce participants to equipment, bee biology and disease, nectar flow, seasonal management, hive treatment and how to harvest honey. The Southeastern Beekeepers Association, with members from Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Monroe, Summers and Raleigh counties, will lead the seminar. Although free to the public, reservations are recommended. Please call New River CTC by April 14th to register.

Beekeeping not your cup of tea? Perhaps you’d rather explore lesser known works of WV authors, such as Pearl S. Buck, Tom Kromer and W.E. Blackhurst. Author Belinda Anderson will explore the lives and works of these authors during a four week lecture series. The first lecture is April 22nd at 6pm at the Lewisburg campus. Anderson will also discuss the Literary Map of West Virginia, first published in 2004. The map highlights the works of 35 West Virginia authors.

The lecture series, called “The Great Unknowns:Discovering West Virginia’s Authors” is open to the general public, students and staff. The cost of the series is $95 and pre-registration is required by April 16th.

To register for either the beekeeping workshop or the lecture series, please call the New River Community and Technical College Lewisburg campus at 304-645-6570.

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