2020 BEGINNER BEEKEEPING

CLASS SCHEDULE

MARCH & APRIL – INTRODUCTION, HIVE MATERIALS, OVERVIEW FOR THE YEAR

  • ​Apiary Location Requirements

  • Apiary Site Discussion

  • Clothing Recommendations

  • Feeding Your Bees

  • Building Hive & Frames

  • 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

  • To medicate or not to medicate?

  • ​Bee Yard & Tour

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

  • ​Winter Management Expectations

  • Proper use of Honey Extractor

  • ​Extracting & Bottling Honey

Fall Pot Luck – Beekeeper's Reunion

Also remember that once you have taken the entire group of classes, you are welcome to return for refreshers during the regularly scheduled classes at no additional charge. 

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.

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