Wanna-bes can learn to be beekeepers at a no-cost short course for beginners being held in Little Rock on Oct. 15 and 22.

The course consists of three sessions, each one building on the knowledge form the previous week. All classes in the course will be held at the headquarters of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, 2301 S. University Ave. in Little Rock, just north of the UALR campus.

The classes run from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. on each of the Tuesday evenings. There’s no cost to attend, but registration is required to ensure enough materials.

"This beginning beekeeping course will help students learn the basics to keeping honey bees safely and successfully," said Jon Zawislak, entomology instructor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. "No prior knowledge of beekeeping is required."

For more information about the Beginning Beekeeping course or to register for the class, contact the Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Office at 501-340-6650

For more information about the courses, see www.aragriculture.org/insects/bees/2013_pulaskicounty_beekeeping_class.pdf. The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the U of A Division of Agriculture.