Have you ever wanted to harvest honey from your own beehive? Would you like to collect beeswax to make candles or soap? Do you have a touch of 'backyard biologist' in your blood? If so, we might have just what you need - a series of workshops covering the fundamentals of beekeeping! This is a six unit series.
Topics include: history of beekeeping, honey bee biology, components of a beehive, protective clothing and equipment, and tools.
Learn techniques for spring and winter feeding and treatments for parasites, diseases, and disorders. Dan will also provide information on purchasing honeybees.
This workshop will include demonstrations of hive assembly and discussion of hive setup and placement. Students will be encouraged to bring their hive parts and we can all work together. Hammers, nails, and glue will be provided. The goal is to send everybody home needing only a couple of coats of paint to be ready to add bees in spring!