We will be teaching a series of 3 $FREE$ beekeeping classes in March. We are excited about the response, and have 30 people signed up after only 2 days of announcement! Thanks!
The first class will be March 14 at 5:30 pm at the Mapleton Memorial Hall, 90 East Maple Street, in Mapleton, UT.
We are planning to hold additional classes March 21 and 28, location TBA.
We will be using Beekeeping in Northern Climates and Honeybee Diseases and Pests by the University of Minnesota Extension as a text book. Available: http://beelab.umn.edu/Resources/Beekeeping_manuals_videos/index.htm
The class will be taught in 3 parts. Classes will build on each other.
1. Bee biology and equipment (March 14)
a. Honeybee castes and roles in the hive
b. Colony life cycle
c. Queen rearing impulses
d. Bees and equipment: where and how to buy
2. Managing colonies (March 21)
a. Selecting apiary site
b. 4 principles of productive beekeeping
c. Inspecting beehives
3. Harvesting and Bottling honey/ Bee diseases and pests (March 28)
a. Harvesting honey
b. Extracting honey
c. Bottling honey
d. Honeybee diseases and pest management strategies.
It's okay if you can't make all of the classes. You can always read up on the ones you miss.
Bring protective clothing if you have it, as we will have live beehives to look at outside. We will have a few extra hats and veils. The inside portion of the class will start around 7:00 pm.
Please let us know if you can come by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. so we can estimate how many handouts to make. You are welcome to bring family and friends. Young Beekeepers are welcome too.