Learn why “bee space” is important and how to choose a management system that will maximize the efficiency of your hive. Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet leads this session, which will cover the various hive management systems that are available for housing and maintaining your colonies. You’ll glean insight as to how the different systems impact seasonal management (including honey extraction and re- queening), and the importance of selecting compatible equipment. An emphasis is placed on hive management systems that align with natural beekeeping methods, which are minimally invasive, chemical free, and non-toxic. 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.