Beekeeping Instruction - Hive Management - Seasonal Pollination
Good for you, your community, and our future…
Advanced Beekeeping Workshops ~ Top Bar & Warre Hive Building
Using NUCs to Build Your Bee Yard ~ Small Scale Queen Rearing
Hive Tours - Visiting Bee Yards
Specific topics tailored to your needs...
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Classes, Workshops & Presentations 2021
Advanced Beekeeping – Summer-Long Series – Experienced Beekeepers
Sunday, Sept 5 (Last class of the season - No August) Class 9:00am to noon starting at Imagine That Honey, Swanzey, NH
Yes, Imagine That Honey sells bees, and we want the best possible stock in the area, but aren’t you sick of buying bees each year? Let’s make a plan and stick to it. We had been meeting on Zoom once a month or as needed, but are now meeting in small groups and will be throughout the summer and into the fall. Each gathering is three hours long and we may visit your yard as well as others in the area. You will be given the opportunity to go from struggling to confident and knowledgeable as COVID-19 allows. We are not offering you the crystal ball, but will provide information on timing, and a better understanding about why there are variables, and how to best face them with a positive outcome. Where are you know, and where do you want to be? You will find each monthly workshop beneficial. These classes will be rescheduled due to weather if necessary. This is much like our Beginner Classes, only for beekeepers with a year or more experience who are ready to take the next steps. Charge for these workshops is $50/session.
AZ Hive Tour Day-Long Workshop - Saturday - Slovenian AZ Hive Yards & Instruction – Novice & Advanced Beekeepers
Saturday, August 7, from 9:00am to 4:00pm starting at ITH, 283 Matthews Rd, Swanzey, NH
You love the concept of having AZ (Slovenian) hives, but have a few questions... Join us as we explore several yards and styles of bee houses. You must provide your own transportation. We will provide a delicious lunch, refreshments, and tidbits along the way. This workshop will focus on visits to several AZ houses and yards in various locations throughout the Monadnock Region. You will need a veil and gloves, proper clothing, and closed toed shoes to attend these workshop. Please let us know if you will need gear as we do have a limited supply for you to borrow. By participating in this tour, you will receive a first-hand look at what AZ beekeeping (and more) is all about. What a perfect gift! This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about bees. Charge for this workshop is $150/person and pre-registration is required by 8/4/21. Please make sure to bring a face mask and be aware of the importance of social distancing. Limited to 10 participants.
Additional Presentations As Requested:
Beekeeping & Our Love of Pollinators
Our future depends on how we treat our environment. We are happy to talk with your group or organization regarding honey bees, our environment, planting suggestions for your gardens and yard, and can more. We are organic beekeepers, and have wintered over our bees with good success. We don't claim to know everything, but can share our experiences with you. Each presentation is customized with hands on activities and visits to the bee yards as time and weather permit. Cost: Travel $.575per mile to & from Swanzey, NH. Cost for this presentation is negotiable.