SEPTEMBER 23 & 25th: Beekeeping Basics
Basics of Beekeeping
September 23 & 25th, 7-9pm
Ruhl Bee Supply (http://www.ruhlbeesupply.com
Interested in keeping honey bees? Want to augment your garden, your orchards or your family activities in a manner that will bring tons of reward? Join us for a solid overview of what it takes to get started as a beekeeper.
Topics we'll cover:
Choosing the right equipment: stuff you need, stuff you don't to get you through your first season, and how to choose according to your own goals.
Choosing the right bees: Races of European honey bees, and whether or not you'll want to get started using packages or nucleus colonies. Plus--how to install them!
Bee-ology: The life cycle of the honey bee, and how it relates to bee pests, nectar flows and colony propagation.
Basic Hive Inspection Techniques: Learn how to work your bees correctly and efficiently, from full hive inspections to quick status checks.
Beekeeping Goals: Whether you're going to be a hobbyist or a potential sideliner, this class will help you get on the right path. Decisions you make now will help you plan for your second and future seasons.
Fee is $35 per person for adults, $20 for kids 10 and older. To reserve your seat for this much-requested course, please contact us at Ruhl Bee Supply!