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I Beekeeping sh.ort course set April 16 I The Delaware Beekeepers As- sociation is hosting a short course to introduce the public to the ba- sics of beekeeping from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at Red- den State Forest Education Center near Georgetown. The goal is to prepare novices to be successful beekeepers - an enjoyable hobby that can also be a profitable business. Topics will include honeybee biology, basic beekeeping equipment, the care and feeding of the "livestock," and an evaluation of the beekeep- ing industry. There will also be a trip to a nearby apiary to examine actual hives and a discussion on honeybee mites. These mites have made beekeeping more com- plicated but also made beekeeping for pollination very profitable. Speakers will include Dean Burroughs, one of the few master beekeepers in the region. He has turned a hobby into a profitable sideline business, and besides providing pollination services and selling honey, he has developed a niche business making beeswax candles. Another speaker will be Richard Hearn, a contractor by trade who has used his wood- working skills to improvise and experiment in improving his bee- hives. Mike Embrey of the Wye Institute will discuss pollen and nectar. Robert Mitchell, state api- arist, will address ways to coun- teract the varroa mite, which has devastated tlae bee population. There will be breaks for a cov- ered dish luncheon at noon with the association providing meat and drinks. The cost of the pro- gram is $25 for either an individ- ual or a family. The cost for youth by them- selves is $10. The Education center is located on Redden Road, 3 miles north of George- town on Route 113. For details and registration contact Wes Townsend, 410-641-1030 or UD to host native plant sale April 30 and May I Turk's Cap Lily and Jacob's Ladder, Ladies Tresses and Doll's Eyes, Green Dragon and Downy Skullcap - these are just a few of the new offerings at the Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 30, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, May 1. The sale features more than 275 plant choices of rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wild- flowers, trees, shrubs, ferns" and aquatic plants for all growing con- ditions, including 71 drought-tol- erant varieties and 42 plants that attract butterflies and/or hum- mingbirds. Five choices are intro- ductions from the nearby, world famous Mt. Cuba Center. More than 10,000 plants, cultivated in private and commercial nurseries and ready for transplanting, are available. The Native Plant Sale is more than a time to obtain plants - it's also a weekend filled with oppor- tunities to learn more and have fun. Exhibits include backyard habitat, native plant landscaping and New Castle Master Garden- ers. The event is free. The Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm is located on Way Road near Greenville. For more information, call 302-239-2334 or visit Mulch Madness. Bulk Mulch All Bags $275 Hardwood $22.00/yd Red $26.00/yd Black $26.00/yd Delivery available Bulk Mulch Call ahead 745-8428 or 684-8844 Plants Arriving Soon! Bagged Top Soil '15 Bagged "New Premium Potting Soil" OLaws0n's CAPE GAZETTE, Tuesday, April 5 - April 7, 2005 - 23 SEASON Larfleet, Tequila elect,ion at,t,he Beach New Expanded Wine Liet, Casual Out,side Dininfl Get, flrilled wit,h freshest, poult,ry, seafood, sSeaks, I:,urflere and salads Hours: Friday - Sunday 11 am - close .52 Balt, imore Ave., Rehobot, h Beach 227-094b ff,,,ad,,,=