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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Remaining 2022 & Upcoming 2023 Classes, Workshops & Presentations

ITH will not be offering Beginner Beekeeping Classes in 2023. Please contact the Monadnock Beekeepers Association if you are interested in attending their classes and feel like you are ready to learn more about these amazing little creatures.

Monadnock Beekeepers Association – Monthly Meeting – Thursday, November 3, 5:30pm Social then meeting, KPL, Keene, NH – Become a member today!
November 3 - Zoom - Michael Palmer will be speaking November 3, 6:15-7:30pm via Zoom. This will also be available for viewing at the Huntress Auditorium, Keene Public Library.  All are welcome to this free event. Please join us in person or email monadnockbeekeeper@gmail.com for Zoom information.

Looking for AZ Beekeepers - Starting an AZ Guild for NH & the Monadnock Region

Keeping AZ/Slovenian Hives has its nuances. Yes, everyone who has bees needs to understand how to keep bees, but AZ hives are slightly different from Langs, Warre, or Top Bar hives.  Please let us know if you might be interested in participating in this group of enthusiastic, highly motivated group of AZ individuals. We'll plan to communicate how this group will be set-up in early 2023. There will be no fee or organization of officers for this group. Please email imaginethathoney@hotmail.com or click on contact us for more information.

 

 

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.

Empowering our Pollinators – Working together for the greater good.

Join us as we discuss ways to encourage pollinators to visit our greenways. These beauties are more than just honeybees. There are butterflies, birds, and so many other creatures helping us grow fruits and vegetables and allowing us to observe the magnitude of their hard work. Let’s talk about what can we do to help and empower this vital network. We can help add nutrients to the soil, offer attractive housing, and hopefully make good choices when planning our gardens and landscapes. Perhaps Mason Bees are your link to the pollinator world. We’ll show you inexpensive ways to get started and view these amazing bees first-hand from March thru June. Native pollinators are all around us. Let’s keep them here by reducing pesticide use and using alternative more environmentally friendly practices.

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Plants

Trees

Pollinator Week

Suggested Plantings

Pollinator Card

Honeybees are Amazing Pollinators – Helping our overachievers.

You must think we’re CRAZY to find joy and a Zen-like feeling when working our bees. The first step to becoming a better beekeeper is to learn the vocabulary, next find someone with a passion and love of bees. Sharing the process with a bee buddy, and mentor will build your confidence and help you gain knowledge to relax and learn to anticipate the needs of the bees as you continue on your journey. We’ve kept bees for over 20 years and still learn something incredible with each new day. We’ll talk about the benefits of honeybees, why they are relied upon to pollinate crops such as almonds, strawberries and so much more. Let’s talk about nutrition. Think about what you ate today. Much of what you ate was probably touched by a pollinator. We’re here to help you gain a better perspective about these amazing creatures.