Sun, July 26, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
The Basics of Beekeeping!
In this class taught by Jan Spieth of the Mt. Diable Beekeeping Association, you will learn essential honeybee biology in order to understand colony life. Jan will share what hive equipment, tools and protective gear you will need to get started.
You will learn the essential basics
Hive equipment, tools and protective gear
Where to source your bees
"Lifting the Lid" What's going on inside the hive
Inspecting frames - what to look for
Room service: Keeping up with seasonal expansion, reduction
Assessing health of the colony
Disease: signs & symptons, diagnosis & treatment options
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