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Saturday
17
MAR

Spring Beekeeping 102

17:00
19:30
RiGeneration Nutrition
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The purpose of the Sustainable Beekeeping Alaska 6 part series is to help create more self-reliant beekeepers.

With the price of package Bees continuing to rise it has become essential to develop successful overwintering strategies.

The preparations for winter start in April, the hive has 2 goals to swarm (procreate) and to put away enough stores for winter. We can aid them in there preparations by feeding when necessary and performing timely manipulations.

By treating the bees as the resource and Honey as the byproduct we can be more successful in our harvests and our winter survival.

If you were unable to attend the 1st class, I will be doing a condensed version from 5:00-5:30.

The class will start on time so please come at least 15 minutes early to avoid missing anything.

Schedule

5:00-5:30
Terminology
Choosing a Hive
Choosing a Location
Types of Honeybees

5:30-6:00
Spring Checklist
Hive Setup & Installation
Releasing the Queen

6:00-6:30
Marking Queens
Two Queen Hives
Integrated Pest Management

6:30-7:00
Spring Feeding
Pollen Substitutes
Essential Oils in the Hive

7:00-7:30
Encouraging Comb Building
Proper Frame Spacing
Expanding the Brood Nest
The 1st Hive Check

I do not use or advocate the use of treatments or medications in Beehives. Therefore this is a Treatment Free Series.

Please bring a chair chair.

Preregistration Cost is $20 each, $30 per couple. $50 for all 5 remaining classes

To preregister call 907-622-1829 Tickets are non-refundable

$25 per person $35 per couple @ the door.

Attendees will receive a special discount offer Beekeeping Supplies.