Overwintering Honeybee Hives
|Learn what happens to honeybees during their “dormant” winter months and what you can do to carry your hives successfully into the next season. Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet will help you discover how to assess the strength of your colony and determine the appropriate amount of honey stores your hive will need the upcoming winter months. Supplemental feeding, including when and how to feed, will be explained. You’ll discover the various methods available for protecting your hives from wind and cold temperatures, and how each method impacts honeybees. The course will conclude with a discussion of winter pest management techniques and an off-season “to-do” list for improving your beekeeping knowledge and skills. Experience level: Beginner.
Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.
Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.