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 Workshops - Saturday - Slovenian AZ Hive Yards & Instruction &
Sunday - Overall Tour of Bee Houses: AZ, Langstroth, Warre & Top Bar Yards – Novice & Advanced Beekeepers
 

Saturday & Sunday, August 7 & 8, from 9:00am to 4:00pm starting at ITH, 283 Matthews Rd, Swanzey, NH

These are day-long workshops. The first of what could be a one or two-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 (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/ day. 
Please make sure to bring a face mask and be aware of the importance of social distancing.
Limited to 6 people.

 

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

Saturday, 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 6 people.

4th Annual Slovenian Beekeeping – Open House Bee House Day, Date TBD 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 additional information. Please make sure to bring a face mask and be aware of the importance of social distancing.
 

Goffstown Public Library - May Day Virtual Presentation

Saturday, May 1, from 10am - Noon with Imagine That Honey, Swanzey, NH 

Goffstown Public Library's Community Conversation about Climate Change and the Environment. Pollinators have historically flourished in New Hampshire. How they are faring these days? How are honey  bees and other pollinators affected by warmer temperatures and extreme weather events, and what can Goffstowner's and other environmentally minded individuals do to support and help them do their thing?  Imagine That Honey will provide a brief presentation. We encourage participants to bring their questions, concerns, and suggestions to share. More information to follow as we get closer to the date. Thank you for caring. www.goffstownlibrary.com


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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