Intro to Beekeeping, Parts 1 & 2

There will be a one-day course on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 – 10AM-3PM at the Morton Memorial Library.

In this free workshop you will learn EVERYTHING you need to know to start keeping bees. Please call or email the library to preregister and please bring a bag lunch.

Session 1: Overview of the Honeybee
•    Native pollinators
•    Honeybee caste and races
•    Bee stings / Apitherapy
•    Where to get bees
•    Bees and neighbors
•    Beneficial plants
•    Natural/Organic beekeeping
Session 2: Equipment and Bee Care
•    Protective gear
•    Hive tools
•    Hive types – Framed and Top Bar
•    Predators and pests
•    Hive placement
•    Installing bees
•    Signs of a healthy hive
•    Diseases
•    Products from the hive
•    Winter prep
The format will be pretty informal. There will be presentations and plenty of hands on demonstrations. Open discussion and questions are highly encouraged. Please sign up in person at the library, or online below, so that we can get a feel for how many folks to prepare for and be able to contact you if things change.
The seminar will be led by Rob Overton & Lindsay Brower from Hudson Valley Hives. More information or to sign up online visit this link Hudson Valley Hives


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