In this six-hour class designed for beginners, learn about the lives of honey bees and the basic requirements and responsibilities of keeping bees. Understand the mechanics of the hive and the tools involved to keep a healthy hive.
Instruction will cover the history of bees, bee anatomy, bee biology, hive congruency and natural hive design, apiary site selection, bee health, patterns of nectar and pollen flow, seasonal concerns and methods for recognizing the needs of your bees. Other topics will include installing bee packages, assembling hive wooden ware, cleaning burr comb, harvesting honey, recognizing healthy brood patterns as well as signs of problems, disease and pest identification and control, chemical treatments and watching and preparing for swarm season.
Our expert instructors, Christine O’Dell and Dean Haskin, will share their knowledge on how to start hives.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Located at Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR).
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