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Introduction to Beekeeping: A Hobby with Sweet Rewards ~ Part 3

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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

3940 Keystone Rd

Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

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Keeping Your Hives Healthy

In this 3rd session of our series on the Introduction to Beekeeping we will cover what it takes to keep your hives healthy throughout the beekeeping seasons. We will review how to maintain healthy honeybee colonies, discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and have an in- depth discussion on what you can do to support your bees, with a focus on organic beekeeping practices.

Instructor: Bob Burkard

Keeping Your Hives Healthy

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• We will take an in-depth look at the maladies of honey bees and the practices that beekeepers employ to prevent and manage diseases and pests. We will cover this material in a way that helps simplify this for the beginning beekeeper.

• We will cover both traditional and organic beekeeping practices.

• We will discuss practices for managing bees in a way that promotes optimum health while minimizing the use of conventional products for controlling diseases and mites.

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3940 Keystone Rd

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