Got bees last year, and wondering what you need to do differently now that you have established colonies? This course is meant for beekeepers entering their 2nd or 3rd year of Beekeeping.
This course is primarily focused on the differences between starting the season with an established overwintered colony versus starting with a nucleus colony.
early season mite treatments and feeding requirements
swarm prevention; the toughest part of spring management
making splits from established colonies
introducing a new queen
prioritizing your goals for the season; more hives or more honey?
The responsibilities of a beekeeper over the course of a season and the yearly cycle of a honeybee colony
There will be a short visit to the rooftop bees (weather dependent).
This class takes place at the Cotton Factory; 270 Sherman Ave North, in Hamilton, and is a classroom-based course. We email detailed instructions for parking and how to find the classroom a few days before your class.