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Course on Beekeeping
The season-long course of 10 classes is being offered to interested students as a package for the price of $80, with drop-in opportunities for individual sessions at the rate of $10.00 each. Topics for each monthly class are briefly listed below, with more detailed descriptions of each here. The series will begin on February 15, 2014. Registration and payment for the full series can be done here.
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Monthly Class Topics of the Course
February 15: Equipment Options for Keeping Bees
March 22: Specialty Tools and Assembling Your Equipment
April 12: Bee Biology/Checking Over-wintered Hives
May 17: Splitting Hives and Swarm Prevention
June 7: Supering and Honey Production
June 21: Hive Inspection and Pest Identification
July 19: Varroa Mite Monitoring
August 23: Honey Extraction
September 27 Managing Hives in the Fall
October 11: Preparing Your Hives for Winter
At the apiary, we will see that the bees are getting ready for winter. We will discuss how to prepare a hive so that it is at an optimal strength and size for over-wintering. Rain date: Sunday, September 28. . Class is limited to those who have already paid for the full course, though drop-ins are permitted, with fees of $10.00 ($15.00 per couple), payable in cash at the door.
At the apiary, we will set up the hives for over-wintering and will discuss various options for managing moisture, food, and heat in the hives. Rain date: Sunday, October 12th. Class is limited to those who have already paid for the full course, though drop-ins are permitted, with fees of $10.00 ($15.00 per couple), payable in cash at the door.