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2017 Bee Girl Beekeeping Course
Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 9:00 AM – Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 12:30 PM PDT
Bee Girl Beekeeping Course
An intensive six part course. In 2017, the Bee Girl Beekeeping Course will meet throughout the "bee season" in both the classroom and in the apiary for a hands on beekeeping workshop. If you are interested in beekeeping, practice on our bees before you invest in your own. If you are already a beekeeper, deepen your knowledge and set yourself up for success.
Each session is tied to key management topics in a typical bee season. Working in small groups, you will be assigned to a hive which you manage under the guidance of Sarah Red-Laird and special guests throughout the season.
Session topics will change throughout the season. Early season topics will include honey bee biology, installation of a nuc of bees, sting safety, beekeeping tools, swarming, and feeding. Mid-season topics include queen and brood status and health, maintaining adequate hive space, honey, mite checks and tips on handling bees gently and smoothly. Honey extraction, overall colony health, queen problems, mite and disease checks are thoroughly covered in later sessions. At the end of the season, we will also cover colony wintering, pest monitoring and treatments and feeding.
The cost for the course is $400 for the season which includes instruction, learning materials, hive tool, and suit (if you need one).
The course is held in Ashland, OR, more location details will be given upon registration.
The dates are: March 25th, April 29th, May 21st, July 8th, August 19th, and September 16th. We will meet from 9:00 - 12:30pm.
Register by clicking the button above, or send a check to: Bee Girl, PO Box 3257, Ashland, OR, 97520.