Beginning Beekeeper Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Palm City, FL
Goal: To equip new, beginner and returning beekeepers with knowledge to successfully manage honey bees
Pre-requisite: An interest in beekeeping
Required Gear: A beekeeper's veil
Recommended Gear: Light Colored Long sleeve shirt or lightweight jacket, long pants/jeans, closed shoes
You can expect to:
Ã Learn how to successfully light and use a smoker
Ã Open a beehive with LIVE HONEY BEES!
Ã Remove, handle and examine frames
Ã Learn the difference between brood cells and food/storage cells in the honeycomb
Ã Look for evidence of a healthy, laying queen
Ã Learn about beekeeping tools and equipment
Ã Learn common mistakes to avoid
Ã Learn how to identify common pests and diseases and what to do
Ã Learn about swarm management
Ã Learn about 1st year planning—
Ã Swarm management
Ã Nectar flows to anticipate
Ã When to feed
Ã And more!
When & Where
Treasure Coast Beekeepers Association
The Treasure Coast Beekeeper Association (TCBA) is a nonprofit organization that provides education about bees and beekeeping for people of the Treasure Coast. TCBA is an affiliate of the Florida State Beekeepers Association, and serves the Florida Counties of Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie.
Regular Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month from January to November at 7:30 pm at the Oxbow Eco Center, 5400 NE St James Drive in Port St Lucie, FL. The June 2013 meeting will not be held due to this workshop.