Learn to Keep Bees! Beekeeping Classes 2017

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Cost: $50.00, additional family members $25.00 each

Beginners Class (Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 6)

For those with no experience at all in beekeeping, we will touch on everything you need to know for your first year:

-Elementary Bee Biology -What to do About Swarming?
-What About the Neighbors? -Splitting a Hive, or Moving it
-Equipment and Protective Gear -Pests and Disease
-Installing your First Package -Harvesting your Honey with Tips on Selling
Inspecting Your Hive Preparing for Winter

This is a lecture style class with props galore! Handle everything in sight, taste some pollen, sample honeys. Plenty of time for questions.

Second Step Class (March 18, 2017)

For those who have already kept bees one year, and now find themselves with many additional questions, and a feeling there is more to know, we will cover the following topics and more as requested by you:

-Bee Behavior -Splitting Hives/Making Increase
-Equipment beyond the basics -Swarm Capture
-Inspecting -Pests and Disease Treatment
-Queens -Preparing for Winter

 

You may purchase artisan honey, hand dipped candles, and several other products. Bring change.

Rich Schneider of Capital Bee Supply will be on hand with woodenware and equipment for sale.

Classes will be held:     Lyman Anderson Building

5201 Fen Oak Dr.

Madison, WI 53718

To register, send:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. E-mail address
  5. Date and name of desired session
  6. Check or money order made out to: Jeanne Hansen

824 Jacobson Ave

Madison, WI 53714

For further information or questions, contact: 608-244-5094 or jeanniealabeannie@yahoo.com