Whiteside Honey is taking orders for Russian Nucs. They will be delivered between April 29 and May 13, 2017 to Loveland, Colorado. These 5 frame reusable plastic E-Z Nuc boxes will come with a brand new 2017 Russian Queen from Coy Bee Company in Wiggins, Mississippi.
Price is set at $180.00 (which includes the delivery to Loveland CO). A $20.00 non-refundable deposit will need to be sent to Whiteside Honey Co., 3609 Catalpa Ct., Loveland CO 80538 by January 15, 2017. Contact Mike or Dianne Whiteside for more details by calling 970 663-2486 or by emailing WhitesideHoney@gmail.com.
Beginning Beekeeping is NOT for Dummies
The focus of this beekeeping class will be understanding bees and beekeeping so you’ll have a scaffold on which to hang new information and a foundation for problem solving. I want to get you and your bees through the first year and point you at what you’ll need for years 2-5. Topics we’ll cover:
Equipment – Apiary setup
Starting with a package and nuc – How to work with your bees
VARROA – Pests parasites diseases
Bee biology: development, nutrition, genetics, behavior – Bees through the seasons in Colorado
*This class will be especially helpful for those who have lost their bees and want to try again. Bee suppliers are starting to request or require that customers take a course before supplying bees!**
Classes will be offered on Sundays in December. Register for one Part A and one Part B. You can break it up or do it all in one day (the 11th).
4 Dec 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Part A
4 Dec 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Part A
11 Dec 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Part A
11 Dec 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Part B
18 Dec 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Part B
18 Dec 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Part B
We’ll have a hands-on apiary session at my house in spring when the weather is good for bees.
Cost is $100. When payment is received, your place will be reserved. Class size will be limited to 15. We’ll split into smaller groups for the hands-on session. Classes will be held at my house in S. Boulder, CO 80305. We’ll use The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile 4th ed. It’s a great book to have in any case.
Feel free to email/call/text if you have questions and to register. I’m looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you this spring!