Are you thinking about starting a backyard hive, curious about what’s involved with beekeeping or just want to learn more about bees?
Intro to Backyard Beekeeping is a great introductory class for you. The class is designed for absolute beginners so, no prerequisite knowledge is required. You can walk in knowing absolutely nothing about bees and walk out with practical knowledge ready to get started with your own backyard hive.
Weather permitting we will also have an apiary tour and hive inspection demonstration and hands-on practice. Please wear appropriate clothing such as pants, closed-toe shoes/boots, socks, bring or wear a long sleeve shirt and leave off the perfumes or heavy scents. If you have your own beekeeping gear such as suit, gloves, veil/face protection bring it with you!
This class will focus on natural beekeeping practices in an urban setting, some DIY beekeeping ideas and skills to make sure you know all of your options to keep your bees healthy. Even if you have read a few books, taken some other classes or already started keeping bees, this interactive class will still have a lot to offer you. Topics covered will include:
Basic bee biology
Identifying and using beekeeping equipment
Safe hive placement
General maintenance and hive inspections
How to discuss your new hobby with neighbors
Processes and life cycles within the colony
Diseases, pests and treatments
Troubleshooting and tips for beginner success
Preparing hives for winter
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