This course spans one beekeeping season and will consist of 11 webinar classes and 9 hands-on field classes. Classes will start in March and run through November. Webinar classes will be held online and field classes will be in an education bee yard in Accord, NY.
Students will be mentored in proper handling and protocols for inspecting hives and learn to observe critical factors in bee colony health.
Once students become comfortable handling bees, they will learn Mel Disselkoen’s ‘On the Spot’ queen rearing method and make their own nuc(s) to be raised in the education bee yard. Student will continue to care for their nuc(s) through the summer and observe proper hive growth. As summer winds down they will learn fall mite treatment and winter prep. At the end of summer, they will take their nuc(s) home and prepare their apiary for winter.
Each student will end up with two 10-frame polystyrene hives(new equipment) fully ready for their first winter.
Class will be limited to assure proper hands on training and one on one mentoring. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to assure a spot. Payment plans available.
Fee $1400 which includes two 10-frame colonies to be taken home when comfortable
6/2 field Take home day
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