March 2 - 3, 2013
This course is for beginning beekeepers. If you have kept bees before, please enroll in the April course. We have had to turn a number of people away in recent years due to over-enrollment. Please, give our newbees the opportunity to register! We need more beekeepers!
This two day course provides all the information necessary to keep bees in cold climates. We take you through two years of beekeeping; purchasing and assembling equipment, ordering bees and queens, hiving packages, ensuring colony survival through winter, dividing colonies in the spring, and producing, harvesting, extracting, bottling, and selling honey. We also cover the important basics of disease and mite management and control, emphasizing a reduction in chemical use within bee hives.