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IMAGINE THAT HONEY!

The difference is in the partnership.

Beekeeping Instruction ~ Hive Management ~ Seasonal Pollination

Good for you, your community, and our future…

 

 

BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS 2015

Swanzey, NH – Saturdays 9:00am – Noon and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11 & September 12

$35/Class = Total $210, or prepay for $175 for all 6 Classes (1 Class for Free)

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.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

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 +/-
  • Re-Queening
  • 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
  • ​Bee Yard & Tour

SEPTEMBER – EXTRACTING & WINTER PREPARATION & YEAR IN REVIEW – Q & A

  • ​Winter Management Expectations
  • Proper use of Honey Extractor
  • ​To medicate or not to medicate?
  • 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.

Don't delay - Act today...

To Register Contact: Dean & Jodi Turner, 283 Matthews Road, Swanzey, NH 03446
Email: imaginethathoney@hotmail.com     Phone: (603) 381-1717