Grand Junction Area

Introduction to Beekeeping Level 1

Honeybees are very tricky. Honey doesn’t make them stick. Find out how you can keep your own honeybees, collect your own sweet stickiness, enrich your garden, and save the world, all right in your own backyard. This course will explain the basics of beekeeping such as: equipment you will need, how to use the equipment, where and how to get bees and hives, where bees can be kept, what to do each month of the year, how to harvest honey, how to encourage native  bees, and everything else you need to know to decide whether you want to keep bees and how to get started if you do.
Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister
Fee:. . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79
Date: . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 30, February 6, 13, 20
Day:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday
Time:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

Introduction to Beekeeping Level 2

The world is an unsettled place. Invest in gold. So you got the equipment, found some bees, and nurtured and watched them all summer. Now how do you get your hands on that liquid gold, and how do you keep the bees alive for another year? This course will explain the steps beekeepers need to take in the fall. How to get the honey away from the bees, equipment you will need to extract honey, how to use the equipment, what to do with the wax, how to clean up the honey.  What the bees are doing in the fall?  What the bees are doing in the winter?  How to help the bees get ready for winter.  How to help the bees survive over winter and everything else you need to know to finish your first year of beekeeping
Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister
Fee:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … $79
Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . February 27, March 6, 13, 20
Day:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday
Time:. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

 

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