Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II
Date: Saturday, June 1st Time: 9:00-12:00
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and discuss nectar sources and methods of understanding nectar flows. In the lab we will review proper handling of the combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe brood patterns and colony strength through the seasons.
The CSBA Summer Meeting will be held at the beautiful property of Paul and Nanci Limbach is Silt, CO. Featured speaker will be Dr. Dewey Caron.
More info soon!
Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 29th Time: 9:00-1:00
In this lab you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and familiarity with honeybees and learn how to work a top-bar hive successfully. You will gain knowledge in how to manage hives for optimum honey production and colony health. We may begin to harvest honeycomb.