• Workshop: Intermediate Level Backyard Beekeeping

    Intermediate Backyard Beekeeping and Inspection Practice

    Did you take our first course Intro to Backyard Beekeeping? Have you taken a few classes, maybe started your hive and want to know more? Purchased a package or nuc, caught your first swarm and wondering now what? Then join us for this intermediate workshop focused on urban, backyard beekeeping.

    The class is designed for backyard beekeepers interested in some intermediate level skills. There's no prerequisite knowledge required but it will be more advanced than our beginner level workshop. We will have a short lecture and group learning style introduction to topics and then open hive inspection practice with practical, hands on skills to move you to the next level of beekeeping. 

    This class will focus on urban beekeeping practices, including integrated pest management strategies 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: 

    Advanced bee biology

    General maintenance and hive inspection best practices

    Processes and life cycles within the colony

    Diseases, pests and treatments

    Troubleshooting and tips for backyard beekeeping success in each season

    How to catch and keep a swarm

    When and how to split your hive

    Integrated Pest Management strategies

    Varroa mite life cycle, testing and control

    Preparing hives for winter


    25% discount for those taking January or February 2019 Beginner Beekeeping Workshop with The Beecharmers. Enter code BEEREADY19 at check-out for Intermediate Workshop if you also joined us for the beginner class. 

    Please wear beekeeping appropriate clothing (closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves if desired, no perfumes or heavy scents, etc.). We will have some protective beekeeping suits and gloves to share but please bring your own if you have it. You will not need any hive tools or smokers.

    Saturday, March 16 at 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Cannery in Davis, The Barn 1550 Cannery Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

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