Tim Brod will begin his lecture series at To Bee or not To Bee Friday evening March 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 for a fee of $20.00 This lecture is geared for 2nd year and on beekeepers. Seating is limited to 50. Please RSVP to : ToBeeRSVP@gmail.com.
Lecture topic:“Dynamics of Successful Split Making: Creating Queen Cells Using An Adaptive Cloake Board Method.”
Current morbidity rates for beekeepers are 20%-50%. Creating splits is a necessary tool for beekeepers, no matter which hiving system employed. This interactive lecture will explore the axioms necessary to generate healthy and viable splits. We will discuss how the use of a Cloake board can be a useful tool in generating multiple queen cells for use in splits. And while this lecture will focus on the use of Langstroth Hive systems, the precepts taught are adaptive to any hiving technology. This class is designed for minimally active 2 year and more experienced beekeepers.
At To Bee or Not To Bee
Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.
Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):
Class I: Introduction to Top Bar and Langstroth Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 9th Time: 9:00-12:00
This class will cover expectations and an introduction to keeping bees in your back yard. We will have an opportunity to meet our fellow beekeepers. There will be demonstration hives available for inspection and plans for building your own top bar hive.
Beekeeper, Author, Jungian Therapist
The In’s and Out’s of Splitting Hives