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
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)