Learn what you need to know to keep bees and produce honey in this extensive 1-day, 6 hour beginning beekeeping class. Our experienced beekeepers lead you through topics such as the basic functions of the hive, types of bees present in your hive, necessary gear, identification and treatment of bee diseases and pests, managing a beehive, honey production, honey harvest, collection of nectar and pollen, how to get bees for your hive, examining a beehive, a year in the life of a beekeeper, and much more. Plus, you will be able to explore an active hive filled with live bees and do some hands-on learning during this class. (Protective gear temporarily provided for use if you do not have your own.) We will cover the necessary information you need to begin producing honey and raising healthy bees in this exciting 6 hour class. 9am-4pm in 2017 but 9:30-3:30 in 2018 at Texas Bee Supply. For ages 15 and up. Taking notes is highly recommended.
2018 Schedule of Topics
Basic Functions of the Hive
Overview of workers, queens and drones
Hive woodenware and personal protection equipment
What’s What in a Hive
Identification and treatment of bee diseases and parasites
Obtaining Bees for Hives
A year in the Life of a Beekeeper
The 15 most Important Things to Know in Beekeeping
How to Examine a Beehive
Collection of Nectar and Pollen
In the Bee Yard: Live Beehive Tour and How to Examine Live Hives
Final Q & A
Schedule subject to change without notice.