Who Should Attend: Farmers, beekeeping enthusiasts, or individuals interested in starting their own bee hive for crop pollination or honey production.
This program is designed to introduce the student to bee management, production, and pest control. The class begins with bee varieties, resources available, beekeeping techniques, equipment used, locating and ordering, harvesting, marketing, and extracting honey. In addition to diseases and pest management, essential tasks for keeping colonies productive, and common beekeeping mistakes to avoid. In the management the program covers Bee yard management, hive splitting, nucleus hives, queen rearing and grafting, hive assembly and equipment, and disease prevention.
October 3 - December 19, 2016 | Mondays 6-9pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm Fee $127.50