This will be a beginner course and will cover
- How to assemble your hive equipment
- How to light a smoker
- How and when to feed sugar syrup
- How to identify workers, drones, and your queen.
- How to identify brood, pollen, and honey.
- How to check for mites/other hive pests
- Different stages of brood (eggs, larvae, capped cells)
- Different ways to prepare for winter
- and more!
There will be a “classroom” portion where we will have an observation hive and be able to work with empty equipment, be able to see frames up close in the observation hive, and see queen cells.
There will also be a “field” portion of the class where we will suit up and work with some live beehives. We will show you how to properly open your hive, the best way to find a queen. How to look for and identify eggs and more!
Age limit of 18 or older and will need your own bee suit, gloves, and proper shoes for working in a beehive. We do not have suits on hand and if you don’t have your own you won’t be able to participate in the “field” portion of the class.
Max of 20 people per class.
We will have coffee and water on hand. This will be around a 3 hour course with time at the end for any extra questions!
Dates are yet to be determined