Backyard Beekeeping for the Absolute Beginner - What the true beginner beekeeper needs to know to get started! Focus on urban, backyard beekeeping.
Are you thinking about starting a backyard hive, curious about what’s involved with beekeeping or just want to learn more about bees? Beginner Urban 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 beehive.
This class will focus on 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
Location: The Ranch House at The Cannery in Davis.
Saturday, February 16 at 10:00am to 2:00pm
Cannery in Davis, Ranch House 2000 Cannery Loop, Davis, CA 95616