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Beginning Beekeeping Virtual Class

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Original Price $99.00
Current Price $49.00

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We remember firsthand what it felt like to jump into beekeeping- the excitement, the questions, the concerns, and the overwhelming feeling of so much to learn! Join Blake, a nationally recognized speaker, teacher, and lifelong beekeeper as he simplifies beekeeping and teaches you everything you need to successfully manage bees! This class is curated from thousands of hours of teaching experience, and is applicable no matter where you plan to keep bees in the USA! 

Duration- 5hrs 11min 
Instructor- Blake Shook (Meet Blake
Style- Images, lecture & bee yard videos
Access Duration- 12 months after purchase

Learn Best Practices

Successful beekeeping is an art and a science.  This class will give you a healthy dose of both!

Flexible 

Learn at your own pace when it is convenient for you and have fun in the process.

Affordable

For a limited time we are offering this course for $49.99!


Class Topics: 

IMPORTANCE OF BEES & CLASS OVERVIEW

  • Why bees & basic beekeeping matters

PROTECTIVE GEAR

  • Protective equipment
  • Smoker usage & lighting
  • Hive tools, bee brushes, frame grip, other tools
  • What to do when you get stung & normal/abnormal response
  • Review/Quiz

WOODENWARE

  • Hive components
  • Hive Assembly
  • Review/Quiz

TYPES OF BEES

  • Breeds of bees
  • Worker Bees
  • Queen
  • Drones
  • Review/Quiz

IDENTIFICATION

  • In Hive ID
  • Bee ID
  • Comb Color
  • Review/Quiz

PESTS & DISEASES

  • Pests & disease overview
  • Varroa Overview
  • Varroa symptoms
  • Testing for varroa
  • Treating for varroa
  • Small Hive Beetle Overview & ID
  • SHB Control
  • Saving slimed frames
  • Wax moth Overview & ID
  • Wax moth control
  • Saving wax moth frames
  • EFB
  • AFB
  • CHALKBROOD
  • CCD, Murder Hornets, Africanized bees
  • Bears, skunks, birds, ants
  • Review/Quiz

OBTAINING BEES

  • Obtaining Bees Overview
  • Catching swarms
  • Making splits
  • Bee removals
  • Package bees
  • Nucs
  • Hives
  • Review/Quiz

MANAGING YOUR HIVES

  • Hive placement
  • When & how to inspect your hive
  • Finding & Replacing Queens
  • Review/Quiz

-Feeding

  • Feeding Syrup-Why & What
  • Types of feeders
  • When to feed
  • How to mix syrup & feed
  • How bees gather, Feeding pollen sub-why & what
  • When to feed pollen sub
  • How to feed
  • Review/Quiz

-Adding Boxes

  • When & why to add a second brood box
  • When & how to add supers
  • Review/Quiz 

PRODUCING & HARVESTING HONEY

  • How bees make honey
  • What to expect year 1
  • When & how much honey to harvest
  • How to harvest honey
  • Extracting honey
  • Bottling honey
  • Post harvest hive care
  • Review/Quiz 

PERSONALIZED APPLICATION

  • A step-by-step guide for what to do and when from getting bees in the spring (packages) through to next spring.
BEEKEEPING 101

How to keep yourself protected from your bees

You will need to protect yourself! Our full Super Suit is going to protect you from almost 100% of bee stings, and last for years. However, if you are on a budget, or don’t mind the occasional sting, you can purchase any other options!
SHOP Protective gear