Date(s) - 06/22/2019
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Apple Road Farm
Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping
Want to learn more about honey bees and pollinators? Considering beekeeping, but want to learn more before you invest? Just bought your bees and equipment, now what? Have some experience in beekeeping but not quite confident in what you’re doing? Then this class is for you! Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Learn the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationships, and essential equipment & requirements. By the end of this class, you will be ready to work your own colony the first year* and be able to help experienced beekeepers with their hives. This class is part of the Midwest Master Beekeeper Program.
Course fee includes a student manual and lunch. You will also learn how to light a smoker, find brood, pollen, the queen or evidence of the queen. And/or put together a few frames or something else.