Everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. Recommended reading is “Beekeeping for Dummies” or any beginning book.
Beekeeping is fun and educational. Have you ever considered beekeeping? This class will teach you how to determine if beekeeping is allowed in your community; what supplies you will need; options for purchasing them and your bees; expenses associated with beekeeping and where to go for additional support. (Minimum course size is 8 and maximum is 30.)
Instructor: Beth Conrey CSBA President
Honey Beekeeping Seminar
Presented by Steve Lechner, owner of Busy Bee Farm
Saturday, February 15th, 2014
10 am to 2 pm
$65 per person
Do you want to keep honey bees, but aren’t sure how to get started? Then this is the class for you! Steve will cover everything you need to know from day one through the first full year of your bee keeping adventure. Seminar will cover housing, handling, harvesting, equipment, common problems, benefits, and all the other questions you have about your hive. Sign up now, class space is limited.
What you will need to do:
- Sign up for the class at Wilmore Nursery and pay the registration fee of $65. (You can also do a phone registration with a credit card by calling the store at 303-795-5339.)
- Keep your receipt; this will be your pass into the class.
- Bring a copy of “Bee Keeping for Dummies” with you.
- Bring a note pad and pencil to keep notes.
- Come hungry; lunch is provided.
We need a minimum of 12 people to sign up for the seminar by 5 pm on Wednesday, February 12th. If this quota is not met, the class will be postponed and we will email you. Cancellations must be made no later than 5 pm, Wednesday February 12th. You can sign up for the class until it starts on Saturday, February 15th, but spaces are limited to 25 people. Please retain your receipt for record of payment and for refund if needed.
Happy spring all! (today at least), and welcome to our new members! This is your reminder about the first meeting of the year coming up next Monday, the 17th at 6 PM at the Florida Baptist Church by Elmore’s corner. There are still bees available, and this is a good chance to come and order bees or woodenware with the club. Also, I discovered the secret number to having your bees survive the winter! Come and I’ll tell! We’ll also discuss feeding bees, splitting and combining to improve winter survival, and whatever else anyone wants to talk about. This will be my last meeting as queen bee, and we’ll welcome our brave new president, Paula Nelson! Yeah! You can call Paula if you have questions or need directions. 903-1877
PS: Sunny called last night with a tip for us all about he bee candy recipe we sent out recently from Donald. She said that because of our altitude, we need to cook the candy a bit longer, to almost the hard ball stage or it will be gooey. I’m going to make it tonight! She said the bees love it! — Tina Sebestyen