Beginner’s Beekeeping One Day Intensive

February 22
9:30 - 3:00 pm
Beginner’s Beekeeping One Day Intensive

Ready to Become an Environmental Champion for Honey Bee Nation? Love Honey? Make Honey Bees Your Sweethearts This Year! Bees Need Our Help!

It’s challenging to pull a group of people together for a multiple-date beginner’s beekeeping course.  This spring, I’m taking a new approach.  In this course, we’ll cover the 6 basic topics in a one-day intensive. There will be practicum follow-up in April and in May.

This class will cover:

  • Pests & Diseases: The major insect and animal pests threats to healthy hives

  • Beekeeping Equipment: Overview of Langstroth, Warre & Top Bar Hives, protective gear; accesories & tools; situating hives; low chem options; PA state regulations

  • Obtaining Honey Bees: Pros & cons of southern package, local bees

  • 1st Year Colony Management: Installation; first inspections;supplemental feeding;honey flow; swarming; llimiting honey harvest; IMP; spring, summer & fall beekeeper activities; overwintering

  • 2nd Year Colony Management: overwintered hives; swarm control; artificial splits; walk away splits; nucleus hives; Varroa management/drone comb/low chem IPM

  • Review/Q & A:  FAQs; General Getting Started Questions

Cost: $60
Place:  Francis Cope House at Awbury Arboretum
Instructor:  Anaiis Salles, Green Sanctuary Community Apiary, Melissa Hives, NE SARE 2013 Grant Recipient Research Project
Bring:  Notebook & pen, Bag Lunch Coffee & tea provided
Access to Online Beekeeping Review:  $10 (Please bring cash)

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