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Field Workshop: Beekeeping Basics
Sat, May 13, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
You have your bees, now what?? Learn tips and techniques for using smoker, bee brush and hive tool. Will look into how to work your frames and what to be looking for to determine health of your queen and the colony as a whole. As urban beekeepers, it is important to prevent swarming (to the best of our ability), so you’ll learn what causes swarming , how to prevent, and how to recognize early warnings that a colony is making preparations to swarm. You’ll also get to see what a laying worker colony looks like (we inevitably have a few from queens who didn’t successfully return from mating during our nuc production) and techniques for making it queenright.
Location will be at one of our mating yards. We wait to pick the location with the most interesting / varied colonies to look at, so will announce closer to the date.
Refund policy: 50% if requested prior to 5/6/17. No refunds on or after 5/6/17.