2020 Beginner Bee School Schedule

All BEGINNER classes will be Sundays, 10am – 1pm, EXCEPT the equipment build on March 28, which is a Saturday.

2020 Dates:
February 16 – Equipment needs / season overview / hive set-up options / goal-setting
March 8 – Honey bee biology / honey tasting 
March 28 (Saturday) – Equipment build day. IMPORTANT: RSVP is required!
April 19 – Varroa management / smoker fuel & lighting techniques (bring smoker to class) 
May 3 – Pests and pathogens / comb production / swarm science
June 14 – Honey plants / supering for honey production
July 12 – Making splits / honey removal
August 16 – Fall management / disease control / combining hives
September 20 – Fall management / preparing for winter
October 11 – Winter management / preparing for spring