Bee Girl Beekeeping Course
An intensive five part series, featuring a classroom session and 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, mite checks and tips on handling bees gently and smoothly. Honey supering, 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, mite checks and treatments and feeding.
Beginning and intermediate beekeepers welcome!
Dates (classes are always 9am - noon):
May 14th, Teaching Apiary, Ashland
June 4th, Ashland Food Co-op Community Classroom & Teaching Apiary
July 10th, Ashland Food Co-op Community Classroom & Teaching Apiary
August 14th, Ashland Food Co-op Community Classroom & Teaching Apiary
September 3rd, Ashland Food Co-op Community Classroom & Teaching Apiary
The Southern Oregon Beekeeping Academy is $400 for the season, which includes instruction, learning materials, hive tool, suit rental, and refreshments.
Register by clicking the button above, or send a check to: Bee Girl, PO Box 3257, Ashland, OR, 97520.