2017 Basic Beekeeping Workshop
Center of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Learn in this six hour class designed for beginners, about the lives of honey bees and the basic requirements and responsibilities of keeping bees. Understand the mechanics of the hive and the tools involved to keep a healthy hive. Also, instruction will cover the history of bees, bee anatomy, bee biology, hive congruency and natural hive design, apiary site selection, bee health, patterns of nectar and pollen flow, seasonal concerns and methods for recognizing the needs of your bees. Other topics will include installing bee packages, assembling hive wooden ware, cleaning burr comb, harvesting honey, recognizing healthy brood patterns as well as signs of problems, disease and pest identification and control, chemical treatments and watching and preparing for swarm season.
Their expert instructor, Christine O'Dell will share her knowledge on how to start hives in you backyard.
Register at 518.255.5528 or E-mail PACE@cobelskill.edu.