All classes are Tuesdays evenings from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. There are eight class sessions in each course.
Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.
The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.
- A Beginner’s Year
- The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
- Honey Bee Biology
- Bees & Wasps of Colorado
- Honey Bee Health
- Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
- The Hardware of Beekeeping
- The Beekeeper’s Year
- Tom Theobald
- Tom Nangle
- Suzanne Connolly
- Doyen Mitchell
- Phil Bradbury
- Tracy Bellehumeur
- Julie Finley-Ridinger
- Whitney Cranshaw
- Miles McGaughey
- See more at: http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/
Stay tuned for more details!
For directions, click: http://gallery.mailchimp.com/faab5d795f2a24e9abc494c09/files/Directions_to_Rox._Comm._Cntr.pdf
Ron Fessenden, author of The Hibernation Diet and The Honey Revolution, will be our guest speaker.
See you all then. Bring food if you want.
There is so much to talk about, honey extracting, leaving honey for winter, preparing the hive for winter (done in September), and of course whatever is on your minds. I'd really like to hear from you all about what is going on in your hives, what you have learned, all that! Congrats to Del and Jodi for talking home both the Grand Champion and Champion in the honey competition at the fair! Thanks to all who entered! Don't forget to clip the grass around your electric fence, the rain is really making it grow, and good electric fencing is really the only way to be sure to protect your hive. As long as you are out there, you might as well check the water in your battery, too!