Now that you have made it past your first year as a beekeeper or for those who have been keeping bees much longer. How did things go? If you are like me, I had many more questions after my first year. Did your bees survive? What can you learn from last year? What is your plan this next year? Here, we are all about learning from last year and doing better this coming year.
In this 3 hour advanced class we will be discussing what to expect this spring and learn how to manage your hive from swarming as it coming out of the winter. A few of the topics we will be discussing are.. Supplemental feeding in early spring, what we want the hive to look like by May, mite control and diseases and methods of treating. This is the time of year we need the hive to be healthy and grow quickly, since they are preparing themselves already for winter. Lets give them the best chance they have. Come join us and learn what we do with our hives and then make your own management plan.
Beekeeping is the most interesting mix of parts Science and parts Art. Being the steward of such fascinating bees and helping to protect their world and give them guidance and help as needed. The Art of Beekeeping is understanding the Hive and it's citizens. As you observe and watch your bees, learn how to guide your hive to the best chance of surviving the winter. Enjoy your journey into the world of the Honey Bee. Let us share with you what we've learned often the hard way as we manage our 700 hives.
We will be holding additional classes in May to help guide you along through the honey flow and summer months. Also, we will have some future dates where we will visit a bee yard and get our hands sticky while learning and answering any questions you may have. We will have these posted at a later date. Please subscribe to the website to receive those future dates.
Advanced Hive Management Class
*This is a commercial building and business of family who has generously offered some space for our class. Please have respect for the employees and building. Door will be opened on the Northwest corner of building. We will have signs to direct you to the door and room for the class. Thank you!
If you have selected to view class virtually, then you will receive a link in advance to watch remotely via email. We will send link 2 days prior to the meeting. Please check for link and let us know if you have any issues receiving this.