Beekeeping Workshop Registration
Please “like” us on Facebook to receive announcements referencing Spring and Fall beekeeping workshop schedules. Classes are limited to 15 participants. We do keep a pre-announcement and wait list for individuals that contact us between course dates or could not enroll due to workshops being full. We will provide priority enrollment for such individuals. Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be made 10 days in advance for a full refund.
Class 1 – Biology and Behavior (Classroom – 4 Hours) Fall 2018 8a-5p
Your ability to keep bees alive and healthy requires a strong understanding of their biology and behavior. Understand disease, parasites, and nutrition. Keeping bees is not like it was decades ago. Keeping bees alive starts here. Don’t worry, we make it fun.
Beekeeping Equipment (Classroom 2 Hours; Hands-on 2 Hours) Fall 2018 (see class 1 above)
Understand the vast array of equipment options and which may be best for your journey in beekeeping. Learn to assemble boxes and frames correctly. Tour our honey house and see the equipment used to extract and bottle honey.
Colony Management (Classroom 4 hours; Hands-On 4 hours) Fall 2018 10a-5p
We work in production hives at Spiral Horn Apiary during this workshop session. You will learn to identify queen-rite hives, brood at all stages of development, test for Varroa mites, and understand proper colony management techniques
Harvest and Hive Products (Classroom 3 hours; Hands-On 5 hours) Fall 2018, 10a-5p
Beekeepers will harvest honey (and take some home) using equipment utilized by hobby beekeepers. Learn about other income generating opportunities related to other hive products including beeswax, propolis, queen and nuc production environments