The Blount County Beekeepers Association will hold its annual two-night short course on beginning beekeeping on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening at the Blount County Library.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping — even if you’re not ready to acquire bees just yet — is welcome to attend.

The short course will cover a variety of topics including the basics of beekeeping and equipment, how to set up an apiary, and what bees need to survive in today’s environment.