Getting Started with Honey Bees

Day-long classroom instruction for new beekeepers on March 7

PLUS hands-on Field Days May 16 & July 11

Enrollment is limited to 25. Course fee includes a one-year membership to The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, text book, and lunch on March 7th

Eventbrite - Getting Started with Honey Bees: 3-Part Short Course 2015
Part 1 in the classroom.  Learn from a group of experienced urban beekeepers:

  • Basic bee biology
  • Considerations about equipment, hive set-up, and location
  • Where to get your first bees & how to put them in the hive
  • Hive management through the seasons (focus on Spring)
  • Natural beekeeping approaches & strategies
  • What is going on in a live hive
  • How to recognize common pests & diseases

 Part 2 in the apiary May 16: Suit up for a look at what’s going on in the hive.  Conduct an inspection with an experienced beekeeper and focus on Summer management techniques, starting at St. James School.  Travel to the hives of several classmates and compare what’s going on in each, discuss, and get answers.

Part 3 in the apiary July 11: Suit up for a look at what’s going on in the hive.  Conduct an inspection with an experienced beekeeper and focus on Fall management techniques, starting at St. James School.  Travel to the hives of several classmates and compare what’s going on in each, discuss, and get answers.

All short course attendees are strongly encouraged to participate in both apiary inspecion sessions as well as the day-long classroom course.

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