IMAGINE THAT HONEY!
difference is in the partnership.
~ Hive Management ~ Seasonal Pollination
Good for you, your community, and our future…
Please contact us if you are interested in signing up for our 2016 class schedule, workshops, or personal instruction. email@example.com
BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS 2016
(Dates for 2017 classes will be announce soon)
Swanzey, NH – Saturdays 9:00am – Noon
Group #1: June 11, July 9 & September 10
Group #2: June 18, July 23 & September 24
Swanzey, NH – Saturdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Group #3: June 11, July 9 & September 10
$35/Class - Please bring a veil, and dress appropriately.
This complete series of classes will help guide you through the steps necessary to begin, keep
and maintain healthy bees. Everyone participating in the course will receive introductory instruction
and recommendations for starting your own apiary, and most importantly hands-on experience.
It's not too late. Even if you only take a class here and there you'll still be ahead of the game. However, all of the classes are important as they will help you anticipate what's to come
and help build confidence to make decisions as you begin this new hobby.
MARCH & APRIL – INTRODUCTION, HIVE MATERIALS, OVERVIEW FOR THE YEAR
- Apiary Location Requirements
- Apiary Site Discussion
- Clothing Recommendations
- Feeding Your Bees
- Building Hive & Frame
- Installing your Package of Bees
- Introduction & Overview
- Keeping a Notebook - manual or computer
- Maintaining Healthy Bees/Medication
- Opening & Inspection of Hives
- Predators & Loss Prevention
- Electric Fencing & Other Products
- Purchasing Used Equipment +/-
- Smokers & Fuel
- Tools & Equipment
FIRST BEES ARRIVE MID-APRIL to MID-MAY: We do have bees available & suggest that you order them ASAP
MAY – SPRING & SUMMER MANAGEMENT
- Spring Management Summary
- Swarms - "Bee" prepared!
- In the Hive - Proper Technique
- Visiting the Hives
JUNE – SUMMER & FALL MANAGEMENT
- Summer & Fall Management Summary
- What do we see in the hive ... Swarm?
- Reversing Hive Bodies
- Preparing NUCs for Next Spring
JULY – FALL MANAGEMENT – Feed your bees…
- Honey Supers & Preparing to Harvest
- To medicate or not to medicate?
SEPTEMBER – EXTRACTING & WINTER PREPARATION & YEAR IN REVIEW – Q & A
- Winter Management Expectations
- Proper use of Honey Extractor
- Extracting & Bottling Honey
If there is enough interest: Fall Pot Luck – Beekeeper's Reunion
Classes are hands-on. Weather permitting; each class will consist of a visit to the hives.
You should bring along or wear light-colored loose fitting clothing with long sleeves.
Socks and shoes are recommended, no shorts, open-toed sandals, or short socks please.
Timing is Everything...
To Register Contact: Dean & Jodi Turner, 283 Matthews Road, Swanzey, NH 03446
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (603) 381-1717