Are you interested in keeping bees Spring 2017? Now's the time to start your adventure. This very popular class is an excellent introduction to beekeeping. This class will cover all the essential topics for getting started!
This lecture class is to be presented at the Ruhl Bee Supply store. No protective gear is required.
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 9:30 am - 1:00pm
Cost $40.00 per person
Location: 29600 SW Seely Ave Ste B, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Honeybee basics: (approx. 30 minutes)
- colony social structure
- caste identification and roles
Natural hive management: (approx.30 minutes)
-Understanding local forage cycles -Colony expansion and contraction cycles -Colony nutrition and health
Beehive basics: (approx. 60 minutes)
-Langstroth hive -Kenya hive
- Warre hive
-Types of frames -Types of foundation
The beehive throughout the season
Basic equipment needed in beekeeping
Acquiring your bees (approx. 30 minutes)
- Nucleus hives
Taking care of your new bees (approx. 30 minutes)
Extra Q&A (30-60 minutes)
**Special Note: The class room space is upstairs. If you're unable to use stairs, but would like to take the course, please contact us and we will schedule a class in an alternate location**
Pre-registration is required.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made more than one week in advance of the class are eligible for in-store credit. Cancellations made later than one week prior to the class are not eligible for store credit.