June – August 2013
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.
Class VI: Practical Lab II *off-site*
Date: Saturday, August 3rd Time: 9:00-1:00
This lab will give you a chance to improve your skills and gain more experience handling combs and bees. We may be able to harvest honey. We will discuss and practice sustainable techniques for monitoring and preventing diseases and parasites.