Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
A beginner beekeeping and poultry class begins at 10 a.m. today at the Tractor Supply Co., 1626 S. Jackson St. in Jacksonville.
The free class is sponsored by the Lone Star Military Farmers and Marine Corps League Jacksonville Texas Det. #1381, whose goal is to encourage residents to embrace gardening and farming.
Topics include where to place hives/coops, what tools are needed, what to look for in a hive/coop, what diseases affect honey bees/chickens and what pests can infect bees/chickens.
Presenters also will field questions from the audience about beekeeping and poultry.