Have you ever wondered what goes in to having a beehive? Learn from an experience beekeeper all the steps needed to be successful.
In this class we will go over:
1- The Honeybees; the 3 Castes, life cycle, habits and it's many functions within the colony.
2- Each part of the beehive, accessories and what each part does.
3- Equipment needed to succeed.
4- Pests, diseases and treatments; chemical and natural.
5- Where to locate your hive and why.
6- Getting and installing your bees and then what...
7- Feeding and care for your bees. When/What to feed & what not to feed them.
8- Pesticides & Insecticides; their affects on the Honeybee & CCD.
9- Routine inspections; what to look for good & bad. The queen, eggs, pupae & larvae.
10- Harvesting the sweet Honey.
11- Winter preparation.
12- Spring start-up with an established colony; your second year.
13- Should I split my hive or buy another package of bees, or just let them stay in one hive.