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Getting Started with Honeybees: 3-Part Short Course 2014

Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Philadelphia, PA

Getting Started with Honeybees: 3-Part Short Course 2014

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Short course, regular rate (incl. membership) Ended $85.00 $5.67
Short course, discounted senior/student rate (incl. membership) Ended $75.00 $5.12
Short course, already a PBG member rate Ended $60.00 $4.29

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Getting Started with Honeybees

Day-long class for new beekeepers Saturday, February 22, 2014

PLUS Two hands-on half days in the apiary in May and July (Dates TBD)

 

Enrollment is limited to 25. Course fee includes a one-year membership to the guild, book, and lunch on Feb 22nd.


Part 1, in the classroom. Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9am-4pm

Learn from a group of experienced urban beekeepers about:

  • Basic bee biology
  • Considerations about equipment, hive set-up, and location
  • Where to get your first bees
  • Hive management through the seasons
  • Natural beekeeping approaches & strategies
  • What is going on in a live hive
  • How to recognize common pests & diseases


Part 2, in the apiary. May 2014, date and time TBD based on attendees' schedules.

Suit up for a look at what's going on in the hive.  Groups of 4 or 5 students conduct an inspection with an experienced beekeeper and focus on Summer management techniques.  Compare to what's going on in your hive, discuss and get answers.


Part 3, in the apiary. July 2014, date and time TBD based on attendees' schedules.

Suit up for a look at what's going on in the hive.  Groups of 4 or 5 students conduct an inspection with an experienced beekeeper and focus on Fall management techniques.  Compare to what's going on in your hive, discuss and get answers.

Have questions about Getting Started with Honeybees: 3-Part Short Course 2014? Contact Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

When & Where



St. James School
3217 W Clearfield Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

Located in the cradle of American beekeeping, the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild works to encourage and promote urban beekeeping through fellowship and education, and to raise awareness of the importance of bees to our environment.

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