A beginner beekeeping class will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Sullivan.

The class will be taught by volunteers of the Meramec Valley Beekeepers Club. This class will introduce beginners to the wonderful world of beekeeping. Topics to be covered include why keep bees, what kind of equipment (and cost) is needed, where to locate your bees, and a general overview of how to manage bees for success.

Participants will be invited to attend future club meetings for ongoing education and support. There will be a $25 charge for materials, including a beginner handbook and numerous references for beekeeping information.

Catalogs from leading suppliers will be provided along with information about where to obtain bees. There will be some door prizes as well. Lunch will be an hour break on your own.

Reservations are required by Dec. 20. Call Sam at 573-732-5597 or Janet at 314-291-1862 to reserve your place or for more information.