Beginning BeeKeepers Workshop

Beginning BeeKeepers Workshop

CLASS OUTLINE
(Class #1)/ 8:00 INTRODUCTION
Class outline
History of beekeeping
Slide show–Basic honeybee biology
9:00 GETTING STARTED
Apiary location
Equipment
Tools and protective gear
(Class #2)/ 10:00 BEE HUSBANDRY
Slide show—Bee Husbandry in a Nutshell
11:00 WORKING WITH BEES
Sting avoidance and treatment, immunity and allergy (handout)
Bee behavior; Understanding and handling bees
Moving, trucking, lifting, and combining colonies
12:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:00 FIELD SESSION–Open up some beehives
(Class #3)/ 2:00 PESTS, PARASITES, AND PROBLEMS
Problems–Focus on Varroa and American foulbrood
(Class #4)/ 3:00 GETTING STARTED AND SEASONAL MANAGEMENT
Slide show—Starting with bees
Colonies, nucs, packages, swarms
New colony management
4:15 REVIEW AND QUESTIONS

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