Beekeeping Instruction - Hive Management - Seasonal Pollination

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Advanced Beekeeping Workshops  ~  Top Bar & Warre Hive Building

Using NUCs to Build Your Bee Yard  ~  Small Scale Queen Rearing

Hive Tours - Visiting Bee Yards

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Classes, Workshops & Presentations 2021

Advanced Beekeeping – Summer-Long Series  –  Experienced Beekeepers

Sundays, May 2, June 6, July 11, and Sept 5 (no August) 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 - Slovenian AZ Hive Yards & Instruction – Novice & Advanced Beekeepers 

Friday, August 6, 7 & 8, from 9:00am to 4:00pm starting at Imagine That Honey, 283 Matthews Rd, Swanzey, NH

These are day-long workshops. The first of what could be a two to three-day adventure. You must provide your own transportation. We will provide lunch, and refreshments. 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 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/ day.
Please make sure to bring a face mask and be aware of the importance of social distancing.
Limited to 5 people.

 

Hive Tour Day-Long Workshop – Langstroth, Warre, Top Bar & AZ - Beekeeping Enthusiasts, Novice & Adv Beekeepers

Saturday, May 22 & Jun 26, from 9:00am to 4:00pm starting at Imagine That Honey, 283 Matthews Rd, Swanzey, NH 

This is a day-long workshop. You must provide your own transportation. We will provide lunch, and refreshments. This workshop will consist of visits to several yards/hives: Langstroth, Warre, Top Bar & AZ's 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 beekeeping 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. Please make sure to bring a face mask and be aware of the importance of social distancing. Limited to 5 people.

4th Annual Slovenian Beekeeping – Open House Bee House Day, August  XX from 10am-4pm
ITH will be participating at “Soulshine” AZ Bee House, 283 Matthews Road, Swanzey, NH
It was a very successful Tour in 2019 with seven bee houses and now there are even more with bee houses in NH & VT, etc. There is no charge for this Tour. Here’s your chance to visit some very interesting ways to keep honey bees. These house are located in some beautiful locations with gardens, and extensive sharing of experiences. Many of the beekeepers will offer recipes and possibly a few of our favorite appetizers and beverages. Hives will not be opened, so no additional bee gear is required. Watch for the signs. We suggest you go to
www.slovenianbeekeeping.com for additio
nal information. Please make sure to bring a face mask and be aware of the importance of social distancing. 

What’s Next – Bee Chat - How to Prepare for Winter & Spring - Zoom

Saturdays: 12/12/20, 1/9/21 & 2/13/21from 9am - 11am via Zoom with Imagine That Honey, Swanzey, NH 

We know it seems strange, but this can still work... So you’ve been keeping bees for a while. That can mean 6 months to a year or two or more. Things are going OK, but you still have a few questions. How do I prepare my hive(s) for what's to come? Why do they suggest feeding & medicating, and more! Are you ready and what will you do with the left over frames? The queen will really start laying in January? Yes! We will discuss all of this and any questions you may have. Please bring any equipment or frames you may have questions about. There is no cost for these sessions, and we will do our best to reach everyone - Sort of like our bee classes and the way we share information for anyone who has been with us in the past. 
This workshop is limited to the first 25 attendees, however more may join. 


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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87501555547?pwd=RlpjSkU5TVRUbmhxcWN3VUhJRmdyQT09

Meeting ID: 875 0155 5547
Passcode: 604370

 

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.

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’ll be meeting on Zoom once a month or as needed throughout the summer and into the fall. Each gathering is three hours long and will include videos as needed. We’ll visit your yard as well as others in the area, and 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? It is important to make all of the workshops, and they 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. Some flexibility may be required. Charge for this workshop is $150/ three hours of instruction, for each of four sessions, or $50/session. You will receive one class for free if paid in full by the first class in May.

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